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Island of the Blue Dolphins

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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.

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"Island of the Blue Dolphins has the timeless enduring quality of a classic." -- Chicago Tribune

About the Author:

Scott O'Dell (1898-1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers.

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 and up
Author Scott O'Dell
ISBN 0545289599
Publication Date Feb 8, 2010
Publisher Sandpiper
Award Winners Newbery Medal
Language English