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O'Dell, Scott
ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 1987
IL 5-8 RL 5.5
ISBN 0395069629
Karana jumps overboard when when she sees her brother has been left behind. Her island village has decided to board the white man's ship to a safer life at the missions. We live for years with Karana as she befriends a wild dog, avoids Aleut hunters, befriends one female Aleut who leaves. She conquers her fears of the sea and gains strengths she didn't know women could have and also discovers some sensitivities she could not overcome. If you like this book, there's another - Zia - that connects Karana back to her.
SUBJECTS:     Indians of North America -- Fiction
                        Survival -- Fiction
                        Island -- Fiction

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