Island of the Blue Dolphins

The Newbery Medal-winning story of a twelve-year-old girl who must learn to survive on a Pacific island after she leaps from a rescue ship. Left with her brother as her only companion, Karana vows to avenge his death after he is killed by a pack of feral dogs. Now, alone and isolated, she must take care of herself. She forages for food, builds weapons to fight predators, dresses herself in a cormorant-feather skirt, and learns to find strength and peace in her seclusion. A classic tale of self-discovery and solitude, introduced by Lois Lowry.

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    Scott O’Dell’s awards include the Newbery Medal for Island of Blue Dolphins and the Hans Christian Anderson award for Lifetime Achievement in 1972.

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