Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Challenge A-Z #35 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Fulfilling the requirement:

The O letter for the author's last name alphabetically.

Summary:

In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also loved on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.

Karana is the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year she waited for a ship to rescue her. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. Hers is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

Lesson learned:

Being on a deserted island is a lonely life.

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