Island of the Blue Dolphins

February 8, 2010|
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
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Scott O''Dell''s Newbery Medal-winning classic is a gripping tale of survival, strength, and courage. Based on the true story of a Nicoleno Indian girl living alone on an island off the coast of California, Island of the Blue Dolphins has captivated readers for generations.

On San Nicolas Island, dolphins flash in the surrounding blue waters, sea otter play in the vast kelp beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, a girl named Karana spent eighteen years alone. Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that killed her younger brother, constantly guard against Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. Her courage, self-reliance, and grit has inspired millions of readers in this breathtaking adventure.
Scott O''Dell (1898-1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue...
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Title:Island of the Blue Dolphins
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.63 X 5.13 X 0.51 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.63 X 5.13 X 0.51 in
Published:February 8, 2010
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780547328614

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