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    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.

    Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. 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. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.

    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.

    In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has a stunning new look, and an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author ofThe Giver and Number the Stars.


    ISBN 9780547328614
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 177
    Publisher Date 2010-02-08 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Copyright Year 1988
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.35 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Anniversary
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors O'Dell, Scott
    Country of Origin United States

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