Island of the Blue Dolphins is the story of a 12-year old girl who lives alone on a Pacific island after she leaps from a rescue ship. Isolated on the island for eighteen years, Karana forages for food, builds weapons to fight predators, clothes herself in a cormorant feathered skirt, and finds strength and peace in her seclusion.
Newbery Medal winner Island of the Blue Dolphins is considered one of the greatest children's books ever written. This story of survival is as haunting and beautiful today as it was when it first appeared in print. And now, just in time to celebrate the book's fiftieth anniversary, Sandpiper is honored to bring a new paperback edition of this masterpiece to the next generation. With gorgeous packaging and an introduction by Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry, this version will guarantee Karana's story inspires readers for decades to come.
- Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (February 8, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0545289599
- ISBN-13 : 978-0547328614
- Item Weight : 4.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.13 x 0.51 x 7.63 inches