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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author: Scott O'Dell
In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind. This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440900429
ISBN-10: 0440900425
Publication Date: 1987
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Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
What a wondeful book! It was sad and yet inspirational. This young woman has so much inner strength and wisdom and an abundance of hope and optimism. Through tragedy after tragedy she just keeps on going simply for the sake of meeting the next day head-on. Loved it loved it loved it!
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I have loved this book ever since I was 9 years old, and I still do.
It is one of those stories you can never get tired of reading.
Perfect for all age groups.
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A wonderful tale of self-reliance and survival. I read this book in elementary school and it's one of those stories that has stayed with me all these years. It's a great story for youngsters especially girls.
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It's funny how many people read this in school and bought their own copy. I have always loved this book since I read it in school. A must for everyone to read.
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This is an amazing book. i read it through school then had to go out and buy my own copy. i would recomend this book if you survival or suspence stories.
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In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind. This is the story of Karana, the indian girl who lived alone for years on the island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. ut while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs.

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