Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins

eBook - 2010 | 50th anniversary ed.
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Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
Publisher: Boston : Sandpiper, [2010], c1960.
Edition: 50th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780547488899
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 177 p.)


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AR 5.4 wilderness survival historical fiction

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ArapahoeMarcia Jul 18, 2018

A classic tale of one person's ability to survive and thrive alone on an island. This is a story of ingenuity, strength, and determination. A must read!

Jul 14, 2018

Off the coast of California is a small island known as the San Nicolas Island. The island is filled with wildlife and it is the home of the Native Indians. Until one day the Indians leave, leaving behind a young girl, Karana. Each day she waits for the ship to come back, but it never does. Then she realizes that if she wants to see her family again she must find a way to go to them or live on the island alone. This book was very good and I highly recommend it. It isn’t a very popular book, but It is very good. The Island of Blue Dolphins has won the John Newbery Medal. I think that this book also teaches important life skills and lessons that everyone should know. It is a great girl power book that teaches you about the lifestyle of the Native Indians. Anyone ages ten and older should read this book. Rating- 5/5 stars @readit12 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

ArapahoeSarahD Jul 10, 2018

I read this book as a child and have been obsessed with learning about wilderness survival ever since. I now realize that I am probably not as capable as I wish I were but I think we often underestimate our true strength.

Aug 15, 2017

I love this book. I've read it a couple times already. A true story that teaches survival and friendship.

Aug 14, 2017

I love this book because it teaches about survival and life skills over all I think it was a great book.

May 24, 2017

One of my favorite books. A great survival story.

ArapahoeKati Dec 29, 2016

This book held my attention as a sixth-grader and as a reread just this last year, it was still excellent. Very loosely based on a true story.

ArapahoeLesley Nov 23, 2016

I reread this childhood favorite of mine and was not surprised that I loved it so much. It's still awesome.

Aug 16, 2016

I loved this book! It had so much detail, and the main character, Karana was so fearless and creative. I really liked all her animal friends too.

Aug 10, 2015

This is a very thought-provoking book and is a great read. I loved it very much.

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georginabm Sep 20, 2014

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.

Roxannajayc Jul 24, 2012

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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