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    DescriptionFar 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 of "The Giver "and "Number the Stars."


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    Title
    Island of the Blue Dolphins
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Scott O'Dell, Illustrated by Ted Lewin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 177
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547424835
    ISBN 10: 0547424833
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YFN, YXF
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    B&T Approval Code: X01821000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002170
    B&T Approval Code: X01860000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000, JUV001010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV011040
    B&T Approval Code: X05150405
    LC classification: PZ7.O237 IS 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV014000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: YFA, YFB, YFC
    Edition
    50
    Edition statement
    50th
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    04 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    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.