None of it was appropriate to the book s introduction, of course, and i went on to write, instead, about the power of the story and the magnificence of the writing. It is about a girl named karana, and she is from an indian tribe, she lives on an island called, the island of the blue dolphins. It shows bravery and takes the reader on a journey. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for. It is an island in the pacific that gets its name from its beautiful shape from above it looks like a dolphin lying on its side, with its tail pointing toward sunrise, sunning itself in the sea. Island of the blue dolphins 1987 read online free book.
Island of the blue dolphins scott odell winner of the newbery medal 1 i remember the day the aleut ship came to our island. Island of the blue dolphins reading is fundamental. Lets read scott odells island of the blue dolphins. All of this floated back into my mind when i found myself rereading, last summer, the island of the blue dolphins. In his footnotes, odell says island of the blue dolphins is based on the the girl robinson crusoe who. This is the story of karana, the indian girl who lived alone for years on the island of the blue dolphins. Island of the blue dolphins by scott odell fictiondb. Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure. Around it blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea birds abound. Left alone on a beautiful, isolated island for eighteen years, a young indian girl with courage and. Find reading recommendations, author interviews, editors picks, and more at the. Island of the blue dolphins by scott odell goodreads.
In the pacific, there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. A letter from lois lowry on writing the introduction to island of the blue dolphins, 50th anniversary edition dear amazon readers. Book 1 of 2 in the island of the blue dolphins series. Around it blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds thrive. Island of the blue dolphins is based on the remarkable story of an indian girl who. Karana, an indian girl, lives happily with her people on the island of the blue dolphins. At first it seemed like a small shell afloat on the sea. Island of the blue dolphins houghton mifflin reading. Goodreads members who liked island of the blue dolphins also l. There has never been a question about scott odells brilliance as a writer and. Find books like island of the blue dolphins from the worlds largest community of readers. Last summer, when i was asked to write an introduction to a new edition of island of the blue dolphins, my mind went back in time to the 1960s, when my children were young and it was one of their bestloved books. Karana finds strengths she never knew she had, which young readers find appealing. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.
In the pacific there is an island that looks like a. I read the book island of the blue dolphin the author is scott odell who won the newbery medal for this book in 1961. Far off the coast of california looms a harsh rock known as the island of san nicholas. The book is full of vivid natural description, from the general geography of the island to the specific details of how karana obtains and prepares food. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Her father is the chief of the tribe, she has an older sister and younger brother. Then it grew larger and was a gull with folded wings. Island of the blue dolphins by scott odell scholastic. The book that i read was, island of the blue dolphins this book was great. Books similar to island of the blue dolphins goodreads. Title of a book, article or other published item this will display to the public. At last in the rising sun it became what it really was a red ship with two red sails.54 1219 303 286 1080 700 1094 959 298 245 17 1417 1394 789 1283 257 372 1538 165 669 572 957 890 188 233 1265 273 531 1418 419 1180 638 1404 418 987 397 1167 511