Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Book - 2010
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Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island, 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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, [2010].
Edition: 50th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780547328614
9780547424835
0547424833
Characteristics: xi, 177 p., [12] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewin, Ted - Illustrator

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Rozywang
Aug 15, 2017

I love this book. I've read it a couple times already. A true story that teaches survival and friendship.

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bella_52
Aug 14, 2017

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I love this book because it teaches about survival and life skills over all I think it was a great book.

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green_cat_3454
May 24, 2017

One of my favorite books. A great survival story.

AL_KATI Dec 29, 2016

This book held my attention as a sixth-grader and as a reread just this last year, it was still excellent. Very loosely based on a true story.

AL_LESLEY Nov 23, 2016

I reread this childhood favorite of mine and was not surprised that I loved it so much. It's still awesome.

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heidielise
Aug 16, 2016

I loved this book! It had so much detail, and the main character, Karana was so fearless and creative. I really liked all her animal friends too.

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CanIGetAHoya
Aug 10, 2015

This is a very thought-provoking book and is a great read. I loved it very much.

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TyrannosaurusRex
Jun 05, 2015

One of my ALL time favoured books! It kept me wondering and reading, until the very end. Quite a rollercoaster

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amy_lu
Mar 04, 2015

i like it a lot

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Rachel_Em
Jan 04, 2015

Ranks high on mightly girl power, but low on Native sensitivity/accuracy. See this blog post by Debbie Reese for a good overview of this book's flaws -- http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2012/05/odells-island-of-blue-dolphins-in-prezi.html.

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Jul 15, 2012

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georginabm Sep 20, 2014

One day in the 1800s, a boat comes to take the people of the island of the blue dolphins away. One girl is left behind. Over 18 year she must find away to protect herself.

Roxannajayc Jul 24, 2012

An Indian girl has been left alone on an island by her tribe. Will she find the strength and the courage to survive?

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