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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (128,825 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott O'Dell Narrator: Tantoo Cardinal Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751758
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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 elephants and sea birds abound.  Once, Indians also lived on the island.  And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.



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


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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 2/18/2014

    " One of my two favorite childhood books...LOVED, STILL LOVE! It's a classic for a reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deirdre | 2/17/2014

    " I read this when I was a young girl and fell in love with it immediately. I never enjoyed reading at that age. It always felt like work, especially books from school. This was one of the first books I had read that made me rediscover that reading was fun and a great escape from the world around me. I guess it also helped that Katrana is a young strong female character that's trapped on an island and I guess in someways I felt I could relate to her and her situation. In many ways I still do. It's an adventure that you can relive over and over again and still feel haunted once your finished. I still have my original hardcover copy on my bookshelf, matter of fact I think I'm going to reread it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie Stauffer | 2/14/2014

    " I like this book. I remember that not everyone in our family did when we listened to it on tape, but I liked it. A girl is left behind on an island when her people leave. She ends up living there by herself for nearly 20 years. Her resourcefulness is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 1/27/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite books. The movie was great too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/10/2014

    " I would have loved this when I was younger. I loved real life adventure stories. As it was, I enjoyed it quite a bit, but it was a little young for me. I'll certainly recommend it to my children once they're in the middle grades. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa N | 1/2/2014

    " Perhaps I would have enjoyed this more now if I would have read it as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candy Whiting | 12/31/2013

    " Loved this as a kid, I bought it for my daughter awhile back and read it again when she finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sartan | 12/28/2013

    " I have owned this book since a kid, but I have never read it until now. I really enjoyed it. I love "surviving off the land" books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autumn | 12/20/2013

    " Very dissapointed with the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Makayla Marcus | 11/21/2013

    " Read in 4th grade, don't remember much except for disliking it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nborsari | 11/20/2013

    " I read this as a teenager, loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Day Gilbert | 8/17/2013

    " This fiction story, based on a real girl, really captivated me. Although there are some tragic parts, it's an unforgettable read for a tween. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Else | 8/14/2013

    " One of my great childhood favorites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 5/21/2013

    " I enjoyed this when I read it as a child back in the early 1980s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally Tiner | 3/22/2013

    " I've read the book twice, and I enjoyed it! I couldn't put it down. Though it was kind of based on Robinson Crusoe, except that she was a woman, different setting, and how she came to be on the island... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikaela | 3/12/2013

    " One of the most incredible books I've ever read!! I cried and laughed and felt the pain with the characters. Beautifully written <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbie Brown | 1/28/2013

    " Beautiful story. Outstanding story. I read it and will never forget it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amina | 7/5/2012

    " I still remember the story so vividly, although i read it three years ago, it is amazing. this story is very inspiring, exciting and truly heartbreaking. Everyone should read this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina Wilder | 3/18/2012

    " Maybe I should reread this, but I read this when I was young and I wasn't very impressed. Some interesting parts, but for the most part, forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calong | 2/9/2012

    " I enjoyed this book, really sad when the brother and the dog died though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/9/2012

    " loved it when I was 11 or 12 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Parker | 10/7/2011

    " I loved this book so much as a child when I wrote my first 'novel' when I was about 10, well, let's just say the similarities were noticable. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maise | 7/30/2011

    " I read this in like the 5th grade so I don't remember much.. I just remember It being the BEST & my FAVE book for a very long time.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidib | 7/19/2011

    " One of my favorite childhood books. I have probably read it half a dozen times. Its like Treasure Island for girls! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/23/2011

    " This book takes me back to fourth grade! Great year!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashton | 5/22/2011

    " It gets a little bit confusing with time. You can't tell someone how many years the book goes through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 5/20/2011

    " Finally after reading this book for the third time, I appreciated it. I taught this book to my 4th grade class, and it really is a great book to teach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/19/2011

    " I really liked this book. I thought it was somewhat sad though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Light | 5/16/2011

    " All time favorite book from my tweenhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 5/13/2011

    " I love love live this book!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 5/11/2011

    " My favorite book as a kid =) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 5/7/2011

    " I very strongly disliked this book. It was insanely boring. I didn't really understand what the point was. I didnt feel any emotion for the main character. It was bland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/3/2011

    " While I was reading it, I didn't know that this book was inspired but the true life story of The Lost Woman of San Nicholas Island. But now that I know, it makes the whole story that much more interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 5/3/2011

    " Fictionalized story about the true story of a Native American woman that lived on one of the Channel Islands alone for 18 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 5/2/2011

    " I read this as an adult. Fascinating! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adele | 5/1/2011

    " This was a good survival story. Karana is a very interesting character, because she was very brave and adventurous. "

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