Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O'Dell (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.

This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

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SKU 4205
ISBN 9780440439882
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 1000L
Guided Reading Level V
Page Count 192
Product Type Paperback Books
Primary Contributor Scott O'Dell
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Penguin Random House