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Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
Island of the Blue Dolphins
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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 birds abound. Karana is the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Hers is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but... show more
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 birds abound. Karana is the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Hers is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440439882 (0440439884)
Publisher: Yearling
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 Island of the Blue Dolphins / 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...
Real Princesses Read
Real Princesses Read rated it
5.0 Island of the Blue Dolphins
Another great book for a fifth grade class, this story of a girl's isolation and strife living alone on an island is simply amazing! A book about survival, isolation, and patience would be a really wonderful text for a class to dive into and discuss. I think a fifth grade teacher could have students...
The Book Sleuth
The Book Sleuth rated it
5.0 Island of the Blue Dolphins
5th grade Newbery Medal winner Karana is an Indian girl that lives on an island that is shaped like a dolphin when you see it from above. She lives there with her family and tribe until one day a ship comes and tries to take over the island in order to hunt sea otter. The men on the ship capture a...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
4.0 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
I've been reading a lot of good books lately and this one is no exception. This is a beautifully told survival story about a girl name Karana. It tells of her struggles whilst living on the island alone with her animal companions and what she does to survive until rescue comes for her. I really lo...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 Island of the Blue Dolphins
Sections of the book definitely grew in my memory over time. And I had completely forgotten about the Black Cave and the tidal wave. The writing is clunkier than I remember it being. There are factual errors (sea otters rarely have twins and when they do one pup is abandoned) and American Indian ste...
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