An excellent sequel to Island of Blue Dolphins. Also gives some info about California Mission indians. Readers will empathize with the characters.
Taken from the back cover of the book.
When fourteen-year-old Zia and her brother Mando, find a boat cast up on the beach near the Santa Barbara mission, they are determined to make the voyage out to the far island-the Island of the Blue Dolphins-where Karana, their aunt, had been left behind nearly eighteen years before, and rescue her. I still recommend reading it, it does tie up some loss ends to the first book.
And so, with a piece of cloth for a sail, a fish hook, a compass, and no sailing experience, Zia and Mando set out in their eighteen-foot boat for the sixty-mile journey, a journey filled with danger and adventure-and a reunion."
That just about says it all. The book was not as inviting as Island of the Blue Dolphins. The story is good but not great. I am finding it hard to explain what is missing but It lacks the strong soul the first book had.
The ways of the whaling ships are brutal, and life at the Santa Barbara Mission is harsh. In spite of this, Christina Moores gentle narration is well-suited to the tone of this novel. Zia is the story of a quiet revolution in the life and heart of a young girl whose spirit and gentle nature will not be broken. In this sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins, ODell tells of Zias determination to rescue her aunt from the island where she was abandoned many years before. The story is strong and can be enjoyed in its own right. The quiet and reflective voice of the narration works well with the text. Listeners of all ages will find this compelling listening.
Sequel to "Island of the Blue Dolphins"
When 14 yo Zia & her brother Mando find a boat cast up on the beach near their home, they are determined to make the voyage to their aunt Karana had been abandoned nearly eighteen years before. They are determined to rescue her, armed with a sail, fishook & compass, &, lacking any experience, embark on the dangerous 60 mile journey leading to a grand reunion.
Excellent sequel to O Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphi. My 10 yr.old loved the first book and now has loved this one too.
No one ever came here because, close by, at the far end of the lagoon, was a haunted cave. Bats flew out of it at dusk and at dawn they flew back. Some said it was the home of a large snake.
This is the sequel to "Island of the Blue Dolphins".
When 14-year-old Zia and her brother, Mando, find a boat cast up on the beach near the Santa Barbara mission, they are determined to make the voyage out to the far island - the Island of the Blue Dolphins - where Karana, their aunt, had been left behind nearly 18 years before, and rescue her. And so, with a piece of cloth for a sail, a fish hook, a compass, and no sailing experience, Zia and Mando set out in their 18-foot boat for the 60-mile journey, a journey filled wtih danger and adventure - and a reunion.
The sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins.
A very enjoyable read.