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Island of the Blue Dolphins

O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989 (Paperback - 1988)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
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Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.
Authors: O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989
Statement of Responsibility: Scott O'Dell ; [with a new introduction by Newbery medalist Lois Lowry]
Title: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c1988
Edition: 50th Anniversary ed
Characteristics: xi, 177 p. ; 20 cm.
Notes: "Sandpiper"
Summary: Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal, 1961
Subject Headings: Survival Fiction Indians of North America Fiction
Topical Term: Survival
Indians of North America
Additional Contributors: Lowry, Lois
ISBN: 9780547328614
0547328613
Branch Call Number: J FIC O
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Jul 09, 2014
  • Wolfgirl20 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book it is a wonderful story. I think everyone should read this book!

Jun 22, 2014
  • emilybach rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is fun to read because there's always a "twist" coming your way. It's an unusual story and the really cool thing is is that it was actually based on a real story! I absolutely have to give this book a "hands-down" must-read award. I love it so much and one of favorite authors( Lois Lowry) actually wrote the "introduction" of this book! Anyone reading this has to read " The Island of the Blue Dolphins" !!!!

Jun 26, 2013
  • nancytran rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good adventure story for wide age range of kids, which makes it a great read-aloud. Main character uses wits, creativity, courage to survive.

Aug 09, 2012
  • TheMazeRunner13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book! It is a true story which I actually for once read all! i felt sorry for her when her brother was killed.. so sad..me to! I think everyone should read this true story!

Jul 24, 2012
  • Roxannajayc rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A spectacular tale of island life and female strength.

This book is a favorite of mine. It is a slow story, with interesting action that progresses at the pace of day-to-day life. I find the story inspiring because Karana is able to survive and eventually thrive emotionally in extreme solitude. Also, the ingenuity and independence that blossom out of her in the absence of her tribal leaders and allow her to survive in a manner inconsistent with tribal traditions reveals the value of freedom, whether caused by external circumstances or personal liberation.

Oct 12, 2011
  • VeeMac rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Winner of the Newberry Medal in 1961 holds up o-kay. Karana's story is one of quiet courage and survival. I found it subtle and haunting. It's probably a big shift for readers used to the cinematic action, action and more action of recent YA survival titles.

Jul 30, 2011
  • ks_puggle rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This book was awful. There was no plot, just a string of people dying for no apparent reason. It lacked the intresting detail of other survival stories, such as "My Side of The Mountain" (which I love). In short, it was dreadful. The plot is as follows: The girl's tribe are leaving the island, but no one realizes that her brother has been left behind. The girl tries to find her brother, but they leave without her. Almost immediatly thereafter, her brother dies. Then, she just sits around for years. Boring and depressing, the worst qualities any book can have.

Apr 05, 2011
  • topgear_lambo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book because it is a book about a girl stranded on an island for years after abandoning her tribe for her brother .Her name is Karana. When her brother dies she is forced to live alone with wild dogs that could very well kill her .She must make weapons for herself, hunt for food and try to live with all that nature has to offer.This is a
book I strongly recommend for its suspense. I also believe it's a realistic fiction. It's a book for boys and girls and for all ages.In my opinion it is a realistic fiction; after all it is based on a true story.This book is also the first in at least a 2 book series.The sequel is Zia by Scott O'dell.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • Wolfgirl20 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 14, 2014
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Aug 08, 2012
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Jul 24, 2012
  • Roxannajayc rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jul 15, 2012
  • Blue_Dolphin_459 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 20, 2014
  • georginabm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One day in the 1800s, a boat comes to take the people of the island of the blue dolphins away. One girl is left behind. Over 18 year she must find away to protect herself.

Jul 24, 2012
  • Roxannajayc rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An Indian girl has been left alone on an island by her tribe. Will she find the strength and the courage to survive?

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