Annotations for Island of the Blue Dolphins


Baker & Taylor
After she is left alone on an isolated island off the coast of California, Karana, a young Indian girl, not only learns the art of survival over the next eighteen years, but also finds a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

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Baker & Taylor
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

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Houghton
The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast, featuring an introduction by two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry, in celebration of the book's 50th anniversary.


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Houghton

Scott O'Dell won the Newbery Medal in 1961 for his unforgettable novel Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the true story of a NicoleƱo Indian girl living in solitude between 1835 and 1853 on San Nicolas Island, only seventy miles off the coast of Southern California. His quietly gripping tale of Karana's survival, strength, and courage--and vivid descriptions of island life--has captivated readers for decades. This paperback edition features an introduction by the two-time Newbery Medal recipient Lois Lowry. A classic!

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