Island of the Blue Dolphins
This is two leagues long and one league wide. From a certain angle, it appears to be the shape of a dolphin on its side, tail facing east. The reefs and rocky ledge look like fins along the shore. The water surrounding it is filled with many blue dolphins; it is unknown whether the island was named for its shape or the creatures of good omen that live around it. Scott O'Dell bases this novel on the real San Nicolas Island, which is about eight miles long by two miles wide and lies in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles off the coast of California, and today is home to a secret U.S. Navy Military Base.
The village where the small tribe lives on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. It lies east of the hills on a small mesa, near Coral...
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