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Island of the Blue Dolphins - Book

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 Study Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell with our study guide and lesson plans!  

Newbery Medal winner 1961, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, William Allen White Children’s Book Awards, Hans Christian Andersen Award, Regina Medal. 

Based on a true story. Karana, twelve-year-old daughter of a chief, lives with her people on a small island off the coast of California. One spring a ship, carrying Aleut otter hunters, arrives at the island. The Russian captain asks permission from Karana's father to hunt sea otters in the waters around the island and to camp on the island while they hunt. When the time comes for them to leave, they refuse to pay in full. There is a brief fight, and when the Aleuts escape with the otter pelts, 27 men from Karana's tribe, including her father, lie dead. The remaining people decide that they no longer wish to live on the island surrounded by the memories of their slain fathers, sons, and brothers. Kimki, the new chief, paddles a canoe to the mainland and sends back a ship to take the whole tribe to a new home. Accidentally left behind, Karana must learn to survive many years alone on the island, while keeping alive the hope of an eventual rescue. A classic tale of strength and solitude.

Book Author:
Scott O'Dell
ISBN:
978-0-547-32861-4
Setting:
San Nicolas Island, California, USA, 1835
Lexile Level:
1000L
Recommended Grade Level:
5-7
Page Count:
174 pages