Island of the Blue Dolphins
Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.
Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.
More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.
In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has a stunning new look, and an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.
Level 5.4, 6 Points
O'Dell, S., & Lewin, T. (2010). Island of the Blue Dolphins. [50th anniversary ed. / Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)
O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989 and Ted, Lewin. 2010. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)
O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989 and Ted, Lewin, Island of the Blue Dolphins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010.MLA Citation (style guide)
O'Dell, Scott, and Ted Lewin. Island of the Blue Dolphins. [50th anniversary ed. / Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010. Print.
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