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Author: Scott O'Dell
ISBN: 058253819X
Language: English
Pages: 96 pages
Category: Schools & Teaching
Publisher: Dell Yearling Book; New Ed edition (1973)
Rating: 4.5
Formats: lit mbr rtf lrf
FB2 size: 1910 kb | EPUB size: 1712 kb | DJVU size: 1222 kb
Sub: Education

The sea which surrounds the Island of the Blue Dolphins belongs to us," answered my father. Our island is two leagues long and one league wide, and if you were standing on one of the hills that rise in the middle of it, you would think that it looked like a fish.

The sea which surrounds the Island of the Blue Dolphins belongs to us," answered my father. He spoke softly as he did when he was angry. Like a dolphin lying on its side, with its tail pointing toward the sunrise, its nose pointing to the sunset, and its fins making reefs and the rocky ledges along the shore.

Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal .

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.

Dolphins by Scott O’Dell/Patricia McHugh. 1. O’Dell, Scott, 1898–1989

Dolphins by Scott O’Dell/Patricia McHugh. p. cm. Summary: Discusses the writing, characters, plot, and themes of this 1961 Newbery Award–winning book. Includes discussion questions and activities. Includes bibliographical references. O’Dell, Scott, 1898–1989. Island of the Blue Dolphins-Juvenile literature. 2. California-In literature-Juvenile literature. 3. Survival in literature-Juvenile literature. Six years after Island of the Blue Dolphins came out, O’Dell published his second children’s book, The King’s Fifth.

Scott O'Dell was born in Los Angeles and lived with his wife at Stoneapple Farm, Julian, an 1870 gold-mining town in the . The sea which surrounds the Island of the Blue Dolphins belongs to us,’ answered my father. He spoke softly as he did when he was angry

Scott O'Dell was born in Los Angeles and lived with his wife at Stoneapple Farm, Julian, an 1870 gold-mining town in the mountains east of San Diego. Though his great-grandfather was a first cousin of Sir Walter Scott, Scott O'Dell's literary reputation is based solely on the success of his own books. He was a newspaperman and an authority on California history. From here to the coast of Santa Barbara - twenty leagues away?’

Newbery Medal winner Island of the Blue Dolphins is considered one of the greatest children's books ever written. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

Newbery Medal winner Island of the Blue Dolphins is considered one of the greatest children's books ever written. This story of survival is as haunting and beautiful today as it was when it first appeared in print.

Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony . More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down

Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.

It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1964. O’Dell later wrote a sequel, Zia, published in 1976.

Read Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell online on Bookmate – This novel is based on the true story of Juana Maria, better known to history as The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, a Nic. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1964. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Comments (7)
Mysterious Wrench
I read this as a child in grade school. Gobbled it up actually. I am now 53 and decided to read it again and it is still just as good as it was then. The imagery brought about by the writing is amazingly good, and you begin to feel almost a kinship with this girl. After reading it, I Googled the book and found a wealth of information about the book, the actual island, and the real story of this girl, who was a middle-aged woman by the end of the book. The island and the story of the "Lost Woman of San Nicolas" has actually been extensively studied in colleges, and archaeological expeditions have been conducted, where many artifacts were found. This book is a must read for kids, and even kids who don't like to read will likely be caught up in the story.
Freaky Hook
I can't believe that I've lived nearly half a century (gasp!) without reading this classic book. I escaped it in my childhood when many of my friends were reading it. After all, it was a classic, and I couldn't be bothered with those old tomes. I escaped it throughout the duration of my teaching career because I was too busy plowing through the latest and greatest shiny stars of the publishing world. My kids will be reading and discussing either/or ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS and HATCHET during our January book club, and I'm thrilled to have nudged this one their way. We all need Karana in our lives.
Zehaffy
This was my favorite book as a youth. It was fun finding it and reading it again from an adult perspective. The story is engaging, well written and is loosely based on the life of a woman who actually lived alone on an island off the California coast, La Isla de San Nicolas from1835 to1853, and came to be known as The Lost Woman of San Nicolas. Little is really known about her life due to her strange language, which no one could understand. It did not bear similarity to any known languages. In the postlog of the book, O’Dell describes the woman’s life at the Santa Barbara Mission from the time that she was “rescued” to her death.
This is an excellent book for children in fourth through eighth grades. Girls will love the descriptions of the self-made clothing and jewelry that she wore. Examples of these garments and the jewelry are or were on exhibit in the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles
Ffyan
I saw this beautiful old movie on television as a kid and I never forgot it. I am so happy to discover this wonderfully written book of heartbreak and survival. I purchased this for my 13 year old granddaughter and she absolutely loves it. She explained that this book made her more aware of how blessed and fortunate she is. She cried many times throughout the story of this beautiful Native American girl and her family, but finshed with a more grateful and gracious awareness of life and courage to endure difficult times.

Book is paperback and easy to read. Fast shipping.
Musical Aura Island
It's not historically accurate but it's still a great story. I think every young girl should read this. It teaches girls to be strong, and what society expects from you is often not what is best for you. For example, there's a part where she needs to build some kind of weapon to protect herself. She's afraid to do so because she's been taught that females are not allowed. She thinks something bad will happen to her if she does it. Then, she overcomes this fear out of necessity.

I really think I am the kind of strong, independent woman I am because I grew up reading books like this. I have a niece now and I've already got a list of books I want her to read when she's older. This was one of the first I added to the list.
Debeme
This is the book that fueled my 4th grader to read every book she could get her hands on. Then she started writing and is absolutely amazing at it. She’s in college now. This book actually was a turning point in her life. Just ordered it for my 8.5 year old but I think she’s not ready for it yet. She’s just finishing 2nd grade and she is advanced in reading but I think not mature enough for the book. Maybe in 6 months or a year.
Dellevar
I bought this to re-read because it was a childhood favorite. My 14 year old son picked it up before I could and he plowed through it in a few days.
Island of the Blue Dolphins is a cult classic. I wish they'd make it into a movie.
This is still a great story for all ages. I reviewed this book for my local news in the 1960's. I loved it then and love it now. The heroine of this story is buried at the Santa Barbara Mission. If you visit the Mission, stop by her humble resting place.