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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 110,001 Ratings and 4,972 Reviews

Book Description
Scott O'Dell won the Newbery Medal for Island of the Blue Dolphins in 1961, and in 1976 the Children's Literature Association named this riveting story one of the 10 best American children's books of the past 200 years. O'Dell was inspired by the real-life story of a 12-year-old American Indian girl, Karana. The author based his book on the life of this remarkable young woman who, during the ... More
Book Information
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company
BindingHardcover (40 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages192
ISBN-100395536804
ISBN-13978-0395536803
Publication Date10/29/1990
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About Scott O'Dell (Author) : Scott O'Dell is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Scott O'Dell include Sarah Bishop, Island of the Blue Dolphins (Unabridged), The Cruise o... more
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About Ted Lewin (Illustrator) : Ted Lewin is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Ted Lewin include The Girl on the High-diving Horse: An Adventure in Atlantic City, Horse Song:... more
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7/2/2010 Sheri Radford tagged as: I recommend

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11/8/2009 Sunni Hearin tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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6/11/2009 Cheryl Unadorned Book Reviews said:
This was a very interesting book. It painted a beautiful picture of early American Indian life as it underwent difficult and often tragic changes as other cultures intervened. I feel the story lost some of its intrigue and stamina about half way through. And I wasn't altogether pleased with the endi... more

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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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