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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Author(s): O’Dell, Scott
Publication Type: Book
Year of Publication: 2010
ISBN: 9780547328614
Publisher: Sandpiper Publications (Mooloolaba, Australia)
Selection Criteria:

Part of State/National Education Standards (reading lists): IN, SD



Age 7-10, Grades 2-5  Amazon. Female main character. "O'Dell tells the miraculous story of how Karana forages on land and in the ocean, clothes herself (in a green-cormorant skirt and an otter cape on special occasions), and secures shelter. Perhaps even more startlingly, she finds strength and serenity living alone on the island. This beautiful edition of Island of the Blue Dolphins is enriched with 12 full-page watercolor paintings by Ted Lewin, illustrator of more than 100 children's books, including Ali, Child of the Desert. A gripping story of battling wild dogs and sea elephants, this simply told, suspenseful tale of survival is also an uplifting adventure of the spirit."