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Island of the Blue Dolphins
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
181 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Status:
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Description

1961 Newbery Medal Winner 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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
0395069629, 0547328613, 0395536804, 0440220211, 0440940001, 0440439884 (pbk.), 0440227186 (pbk.), 0490023667 (pbk.)
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.4, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
1000

Notes

Description
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.
Awards
Newbery Medal, 1961.
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APA Citation (style guide)

O'Dell, S. (1990). Island of the Blue Dolphins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989. 1990. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989, Island of the Blue Dolphins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

MLA Citation (style guide)

O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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