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

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

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