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  • Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1960.
  • Year Published: 1960
  • Description: 184 p. 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1000

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0395536804
  • 9780547328614



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Island of the Blue Dolphins

by O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989.

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Where To Find It

Call number: J Fiction / O'Dell, Scott, Y Fiction / O'Dell, Scott, R Newbery Medal 1961

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth

Additional Details

Youth level.

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

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i liked this book

Favorite classic

This is not really considered a classic... But i like to think of it as one. :)

Three Stars

We read this book in my sixth grade class, for our
adventure unit, although I thought it had very little
danger, risk, action and excitement.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

This is probably one of the most oldest books that I have ever read. Yet, it is very interesting and I loved reading it. It taught me how life was like a very long while ago. It was quite interesting with some history based on the story.

Loved it

the best book ever


This is a wonderful book for all ages, but especially for children who want adventure fiction. It's particularly note-worthy as it has a female heroine who is smart and bold. Kids (and adults!) will be interested to know that it is based on a true story. Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juana_Maria


I liked it a lot but would not recomend it for people who don't have a long attention spand cause you might get lost.

the best book ever

This book was and is my favorite book I have ever read I think it is a GREAT book for people that like adventure books.

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