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Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Island of the Blue Dolphins
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
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Summary
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 an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars
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O'Dell, Scott
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dictionaries
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
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OVERDRIVE:8cff25ec-09ab-427f-b7cc-6975573e3fdb
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547488899
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True
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optical disk
Label
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8cff25ec-09ab-427f-b7cc-6975573e3fdb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547488899
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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