Description : Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.
Description : Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.
Description : Exploring Literature is a complete teaching unit designed to give you everything needed to help students understand and appreciate fine literature. This exciting approach includes classroom-tested activities sure to save you hours of valuable preparation time.
Description : Shrouded Heritage: Island of the Blue Dolphins describes the quest of a father and daughter to reveal the true events that inspired Scott O'Dell's most beloved novel, and detail the life and legacy of the real woman who inspired the character O'Dell named Karana. This remarkable saga weaves together a captivating narrative derived from dozens of historic documents, as well as from accounts of Indigenous People who passionately assert their ancestral bond to the actual island that O'Dell fictionalized in his literary masterpiece. During this saga, bitter conflicts arise as suppressed evidence is revealed by the author that challenges academics who then must fight to retain thousands of human remains taken from the real Island of the Blue Dolphins. Their opponents are Indigenous Peoples who wish to rebury their ancestors on that island in order to return their souls to heaven among the Milky Way.
Description : Author biography, chapter summaries, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for the novel Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.
Description : Novel-Ties study guides contain reproducible pages in a chapter by chapter format to accompany a work of literature of the same title.
Description : This is a photocopiable resource specially designed for teachers wanting quality classroom material on a range of popular texts. It contains a full summary of the text, notes on the author, background on the novel or key issues, comprehension and/or discussion questions, writing projects and games, and more.
Description : Teacher's guide, based on Scott O'Dell's Island of the blue dolphins, includes essay and multiple choice questions, activities, glossary, and answer key.