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Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Twelve-year-old Karana escapes death at the hands of treacherous hunters, only to find herself totally alone on a harsh desolate island. How she ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.572
Tarissa

Very Eccentric! Great Read!

by Tarissa on Jan 12, 2013

Alone, on a deserted island. No weapons. Animal predators lurking where you can't see. A need for food. A drive for survival. That pretty much covers Karana's life, when her tribe sails away, and leaves her in the remains of living by herself, for years to come. There's numerous things she has to teach ... More

Ronald B B

Superb

by Ronald B B on May 26, 2011

This writer makes you feel like these things are going on all around you, you think you are there. When a writer can make you visualize, without a big screen t.v., they are doing something right. More

acbtheillest
by acbtheillest on Sep 10, 2010

I read the book Island of the blue dolphin in 4th grade and I remember loving it. I read it in class with my teachers help so Im sure most 5th/6th graders could read it. I work at a bookstore now so when I found it on the shelfs I was overcome with memories. Im going to give it to my 5th grade brother ... More

waller66

Read book

by waller66 on Dec 31, 2009

This is a story to study with 6th & 7th Graders.A historical fiction that teaches respect for life, forgiveness , adapting to situations & being self-reliant. More

piafinn

Girl Power

by piafinn on May 6, 2008

I first read this at a friend's house when I was a little girl, because I didn't have many books (I know, boo hoo). I'm making up for it now. Anyway, it's a man-against-nature adventure, but it was even more exciting to me as a little girl, because it was about a young girl who gets stranded on an ... More

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