Island of the Blue Dolphins Author:Scott O'Dell In the Pacific there is an island...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...She k... more »ept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food,, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. It is not only adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.« 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.