Island of the Blue Dolphins Summary
Scott O'Dell

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Island of the Blue Dolphins Overview

Based on a true story, The Island of the Blue Dolphins describes the years in which Karana lives alone on a Pacific island, after her people had fled from visiting hunters. having been abandoned on her island at age twelve, she spends eighteen years waiting for you to return for her. She learns to fend for herself, fighting wild dogs, harsh weather, occasional visitors and her own feelings of loneliness. While she is taken from the island in the end, she looks back at the period between her abandonment and her rescue as a rich time, when she was surrounded by many animal friends, and she had the satisfaction of making a good life for herself, in spite of her solitude.

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