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May 10, 2005
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| 7-10 years
Jul 05, 2000
| 231 Minutes
| 7-10 years
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May 10, 2005 | ISBN 9780307243164 | 7-10 years
Jul 05, 2000 | ISBN 9780553751758 | 7-10 years
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 a 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.
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 birds abound. Karana is the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Hers is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.
Scott O’Dell was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 23, 1898. He attended Occidental College, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Stanford University, and the University of Rome. O’Dell worked as a technical director for Paramount, a cameraman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and… More about Scott O’Dell
Hawaii Nene Award
Kansas William White Award
Newbery Medal Winner
Virginia Young Readers Program Award
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