Reviews for Island of the Blue Dolphins

School Library Journal
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Gr 5-8-Karana, a California Indian girl, is left behind when her tribe abandons its island home after a devastating battle with Aleuts who hunt furs for the Russians. Living alone for 18 years, she maintains her traditional ways, but her rescue brings her into the changed world of the Spanish missions. In Zia, Karana's niece leaves a Spanish mission to rescue her aunt. Both struggle with the restrictions and constraints of mission life. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book
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Fiction: I The Newbery Medal winning book has, for the first time, been published with illustrations - twelve full-page, full-color watercolors in purple and blue hues that are appropriate to the island setting. A handsome gift edition. Horn Rating: Superior, well above average. Reviewed by: mvp (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Gr. 5-8. Karana, marooned on an island for 18 years, survives through her skill and intelligence while developing a love and respect for the natural world. An author's note describes the actual incident on which the story is based.


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Gr. 4-8. Karana, an Indian girl, lives resourcefully alone on an island off the coast of California for 18 years after her tribe leaves following an attack by Aleutian hunters.


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Gr. 6-9. In the early 1800s off the coast of California, a 12-year-old girl survives alone on an island for 18 years.


Kirkus
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An outstanding new edition of this popular modern classic (Newbery Award, 1961), with an introduction by Zena Sutherland and a dozen compelling full-page watercolor illustrations to enchant new readers and old friends. Copyright ŠKirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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