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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Contributor(s): O'Dell, Scott (Author)

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ISBN: 0395069629     ISBN-13: 9780395069622
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 1960

Annotation: "A haunting and unusual story based on the fact that in the early 1800s an Indian girl spent 18 years alone on a rocky island far off the coast of California. . . . A quiet acceptance of fate characterizes her ordeal".--School Library Journal, starred review. William Allen White Award; ALA Notable Children's Book; Newbery Medal.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Native American
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 60005213
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 1000(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.77" H x 5.82" W x 8.66" (0.73 lbs) 192 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - Native American
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Nene Award, Winner, Children's Fiction, 1964
Review Citations: Booklist 02/15/1992 pg. 1101
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 111
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 45
Reading Level: 5.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 6.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.

Contributor Bio(s): O'Dell, Scott: -

Scott O'Dell (1898-1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.

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