Island of the Blue Dolphins
|Rating||:||4.28 (923 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||4 Pages|
I was in New York to attend a convention of the American Library Association, and Scott O'Dell's publisher, Houghton Mifflin, was honoring him at a reception being held at the St. But because of my own children I knew his books, and I was pleased to be invited to such an illustrious event. But a later memory surfaced, as well, of a party I was invited to in the summer of 1979. I had never seen Mr. Ten years passed. I was alone in my hotel room. Regis, where I milled around and chatted with countless people, sipped wine, and waited for the guest of honor, Scott O'Dell, to be introduced. O'Dell during the intervening years, but now, suddenly, we were the two speakers at a luncheon being held on a college campus somewhere. I had no other clothes except the casual things I'd been wearing all day and which were now wrinkled from the summer heat. I was wearing, I rem
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 story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building a shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.From the Paperback edition.
Simply written, but beautiful and poignant Ursiform I am old enough to have had this book read to my elementary school class when it was still fairly new. It is a book I have remembered ever since.What is known is that in 1853 a lone woman was "rescued" from San Nicolas Island off the coast of California. The rest of her tribe had been evacuated eighteen years before, but no one who spoke her language remained after those years had passed. Thus she could tell no one her story, save the l. MAE said A Story About a Brave Girl with a Will to Survive. Island of Blue DolphinsBook ReviewIn the book Island of Blue Dolphins I liked how the book always had something adventurous happening. It never came to a stop nor did it get boring. I enjoyed having it this way because I wanted to read more every time I finished a chapter of the book. I always wanted to see what happened next. In addition, I was really intrigued by the main character, Karana, because of her love of animals and her vibra. "Loved it" according to Amazon Customer. I read this as a child, and again at Loved it Amazon Customer I read this as a child, and again at 40. I loved it then, but even more now. There were so many things I couldn't picture back then, like the "devil fish", the cormorant skirt, etc. With the internet, now I can visualize all of these better. I'm fascinated by her story, and I would love to find out more about the "Lost woman.". 0. I loved it then, but even more now. There were so many things I couldn't picture back then, like the "devil fish", the cormorant skirt, etc. With the internet, now I can visualize all of these better. I'm fascinated by her story, and I would love to find out more about the "Lost woman."