Island of the Blue Dolphins Author:Scott O'Dell Imagine an island far off the coast of California where dolphins flash in the blue waters around it and where sea otters play. Imagine living there alone for eighteen years, fighting off a pack of wild dogs, finding your own food, and dealing with lonliness and terror all by yourself. — According to history, this is what an Indian girl named Kara... more »na experienced in the early 1800's. Island of the Blue Dolphins is the story of how one girl overcame her hardship through self-reliance, strength, and serenity. It's a book you'll remember long after you've finished reading the last page.« less
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!
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.