Island of the Blue Dolphins
By Scott O'Dell
(Sandpiper, Paperback, 9780547328614, 192pp.)
Publication Date: February 2010
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The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.
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.