Island of the Blue Dolphins

Summary:
A young girl, Karana,  is left alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins.  After her people leave the island she waits anxiously for them to return for her but gradually comes to realize that this may not happen for a long time.  During her years on the island she must fight to keep herself alive; fighting her enemies, finding food, and building shelter. 

The courage of this young girl is inspiring as she grows into a young woman depending on only herself for survival.

This book is based on the true story of a woman who lived alone on an island, known as The Lost Woman of San Nicolas, from 1835-1853.
Reading Ability: High Junior (mid grade five)/Intermediate
Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure
Theme:  Survival, Courage
Who would love this book?  Those looking for strong female characters, indepent girls, those who enjoy books about survival.

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