Island of the Blue Dolphins (Hardcover)

Author: O'Dell, Scott

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"A haunting and unusual story based on the fact that in the early 1800s an Indian girl spent 18 years alone on a rocky island far off the coast of California. . . . A quiet acceptance of fate characterizes her ordeal".--School Library Journal, starred review. William Allen White Award; ALA Notable Children's Book; Newbery Medal.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780395069622
SKU 30060417
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0395069629
Release Date 9/1/1960
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 6L x 1T
Author Info
Scott O'Dell
Scott O'Dell published his first work for children, the 1961 Newbery Award-winner ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS, when he was 52. Before writing this book O'Dell had many careers, including newspaper journalist and laborer on a citrus ranch. He also wrote several novels for adults. Three of O'Dell's novels for children, THE KING'S FIFTH, THE BLACK PEARL, and SING DOWN THE MOON were named Newbery Honor Books. In 1972 he received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his body of work. Before his death, he established the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, an annual prize meant to recognize excellence in historical fiction for children.
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"A haunting and unusual story based on the fact that in the early 1800s an Indian girl spent 18 years alone on a rocky island far off the coast of California...A quiet acceptance of fate characterizes her ordeal."
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Editors Note The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.
First Line I remember the day the Aleut ship came to our island. At first it seemed like a small shell afloat on the sea. Then it grew larger and was a gull with folded wings. At last in the rising sun it became what it really was--a red ship with two red sails.
Annotation A timeless classic based on a true story, this 1961 Newbery Medal-winner tells the story of a young Indian girl, Karana, as she struggles with the experience of living completely alone on a tiny island in the Pacific. Due to a series of misfortunes, when Karana's tribe leaves their beautiful island to escape marauding Russian fishermen, she stays behind, at the mercy of wild dogs and the elements. Karana must figure out how to care for herself, including making weapons--traditionally men's work. With only a dog and the surrounding wildlife for company, Karana spends 18 years relying on her strengths and finding contentedness on her quiet island.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 09
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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