This Newbery Medal-winning novel tells the story of twelve-year-old Karana who lives alone on a Pacific Island after she leaps from a rescue ship to save her younger brother who was left behind. Isolated on the island for eighteen years, Karana forages for food, builds weapons to fight predators, clothes herself in a cormorant feathered skirt, and finds strength and peace in her seclusion.
A classic tale of discovery and solitude returns to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for its 50th anniversary, with a new introduction by Lois Lowry. This title is based on a true story.
"Island of the Blue Dolphins has the timeless enduring quality of a classic." -- Chicago Tribune
|Recommended Age||9 and up|
|Publication Date||Feb 8, 2010|
|Award Winners||Newbery Medal|