Island of the Blue Dolphins Author:Scott O'Dell This is a Winner of the Newbery Award. It tells the story of Karana, a young Indian girl, who lived alone on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. "It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery".
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.