Island Of The Blue Dolphins

Author O'Dell, Scott
Language English
Publisher
New York: Dell ;, 197801989




Annotation:

Also issued as Recorded Books SteadyReader Fiction on Cassette.



Subjects :

  • Fiction
  • Survival skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Indians of North America
  • Vocabulary
  • Computer games
  • Survival
  • English language
  • Wilderness survival
  • Computer programs
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Study and teaching (Higher
  • Books and reading
  • Islands
  • San Nicolas Island, California-Fiction
  • Newbery Medal
  • Newbery Medal books

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, 1972 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Sixth Edition, 1976 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Tenth Edition, 1988 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 H.W. Wilson
  • Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1990
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 H.W. Wilson
  • Notable Children's Books, 1960 ALSC American Library Association

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Children's Literature Council of Southern California Award, 1961 Winner United States
  • Friends of Children and Literature (FOCAL) Award, 1981 Winner United States
  • International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honor List, 1962 Winner International
  • John Newbery Medal, 1961 Winner United States
  • Nene Award, 1964 Winner Hawaii
  • Virginia Young Readers Program, 1982 Winner Virginia
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1963 Winner Kansas

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1983; Nominee North Dakota
  • Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2007-2008; Wisconsin

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0440439884, 9780440439882
Dell (New York:) 1971.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader Points 6

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 1000
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 12


9780440940005, 0440940001
Dell (New York:) 1978.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader Points 6

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 12


9780395069622, 0395069629
Houghton/Dell $16.00 $20.00 $5.50 $5.99 and $4.50. () 1996.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 12


9780395536803, 0395536804
Houghton Mifflin (Boston:) 1990.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader Points 6

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 1000
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 12

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Reviews :

Midwest Book Review (Children's Bookwatch, December 2010)
The 50th anniversary edition of the Newbery-award-winning story ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS is celebrated by the publication of this keepsake gift edition. A new introduction by Newbery medalist Lois Lowry and color panels by Ted Lewin accompanies a hardcover reprint of a classic in an edition suitable for gifting and repeat library lending alike. The Young Adult Shelf. ...., Houghton Mifflin Company, $22.00. n/a
(PUBLISHER: $22.00., PUBLISHED: Houghton Mifflin Company)

Paula McMillen, Ph.D. (Children's Literature)
This beautiful edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the book’s original publication in 1960. A welcome addition is the introduction by Lois Lowry, providing background on the historical events which inspired this story, and some thoughtful questions about O’Dell’s interpretation of those events. Although this was O’Dell’s first YA novel, it garnered him the Newbery Medal and he went on to receive the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his body of work. Readers meet 12-year-old Karana, the sole survivor of a tribe of indigenous people inhabiting a remote island about seventy miles southwest of Santa Barbara. After otter hunters and wild dogs kill off most of her people, Karana becomes self-sufficient and protects herself against wild animals, the weather, and potential intruders. Karana first tries to kill and then befriends Rantu, the leader of the dog pack, who becomes her beloved companion. This opens the door to her shifting view of all the animals on the island as more than just food, but spiritual beings with whom she may live in harmony. When at last Karana is rescued from the island and taken to the mission in Santa Barbara, she remains alone, because no one is alive who understands her language. It is a touching story of resilience and determination in the face of astounding obstacles. This new edition can foster rediscovery of a compelling character and enhance social science lessons about indigenous peoples, the role of missionaries in colonization, and California history. Readers will be impressed by Karana’s strength, resourcefulness and her survival skills. 2010 (orig. 1960), Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, $22.00. Ages 12 to 16.
(PUBLISHER: $22.00., PUBLISHED: Houghton Mifflin Company)

Susan G. Baird (Audiofile, September 1996)
Narrator Tantoo Cardinal more than succeeds in delivering a lovely listening experience. Her accent and pronunciation are first rate. The music adds to the story with an ethnic sound. When the Russians invaded the island, many islanders were killed or fled. Some, like the young girl, Karana, were accidentally left behind. Karana's survival in remote isolation is moving and unforgettable. Both the text and Cardinal's style make the listener feel he's part of Karana's isolation and maturation. S.G.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 1995 (orig. 1960), Random House Audio, Three cassettes, 4 hrs, Retail pak, $18.99.
(PUBLISHER: Bantam Doubleday Dell (New York New York:), PUBLISHED: p1995.)

Marilyn Courtot (Children's Literature)
Winner of the Newbery Medal in 1961, this story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an island off the coast of California, still fascinates young readers. Her survival story--fighting the wild dogs and loneliness, hunting for food, and hoping to be rescued--is spellbinding. 1996 (orig. 1960), Houghton/Dell, $16.00, $20.00, $5.50, $5.99 and $4.50. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton/Dell $16.00 $20.00 $5.50 $5.99 and $4.50., PUBLISHED: 1996 (orig. 1960))

Maggie Chase (Children's Literature)
This 50th Anniversary Edition contains the same, beloved, classic story of Karana and her epic adventure of surviving on a Pacific island by herself for 18 years. The difference is that this edition begins with an Introduction by Lois Lowry. In it, Lowry recaps what is known about the real Karana, a woman who came to be known as Juana Maria, although she never answered to that name because she did not share a common language with anyone on the mainland of California. Lowry provides additional details to the Author’s Note included in every edition of the book. For example, she tells readers that a Russian American trading company landed on the island of San Nicolas in 1811 to hunt sea otters, possibly setting off a chain reaction of human massacres. She also recounts the many stories or versions of why Karana ended up remaining behind when the rest of her people left on a schooner sponsored by the Santa Barbara Mission. Lowry includes musings and commentary about O’Dell’s writing. She wonders at his ability to tell such a rich story with only one human character, and she regrets that she had not asked him a multitude of questions about the craft of his writing while he was still alive. Lowry as well as readers will have to be content with savoring the story itself and letting some of the mysteries and questions behind it remain unanswered. In 1982, O’Dell established the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, whose annual $5,000 prize is given to recognize meritorious work published for children or young adults. 2010 (orig. 1960), Houghton Mifflin, $6.99. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton/Dell $16.00 $20.00 $5.50 $5.99 and $4.50., PUBLISHED: 1996 (orig. 1960))

Marilyn Courtot (Children's Literature)
Winner of the Newbery Medal in 1961, this story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an island off the coast of California, still fascinates young readers. Her survival story--fighting the wild dogs and loneliness, hunting for food, and hoping to be rescued--is spellbinding. 1996 (orig. 1960), Houghton/Dell, $16.00, $20.00, $5.50, $5.99 and $4.50. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin (Boston:), PUBLISHED: 1990.)

Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews, 1990)
An outstanding new edition of this popular modern classic (Newbery Award, 1961), with an introduction by Zena Sutherland and a dozen compelling full-page watercolor illustrations to enchant new readers and old friends. 1990, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95. Starred Review. © 1990 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin (Boston:), PUBLISHED: 1990.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Our island is like a dolphin lying on its side, with its tail pointing toward the sunrise, its nose pointing to the sunset, and its fins making reefs and the rocky ledges along the shore.”

Karana, a Ghalas-at Indian, lives peacefully on the island with her tribe until the arrival of a Russian otter-hunting ship. In spite of the deal the Aleutian hunters make with her father, the Ghalas-at chief, in the end they prove treacherous, killing most of the tribe. Karana’s younger brother, Ramo, is all that is left of her family. Fearful of the Aleuts’ return, the remaining Indians decide to move to another island, and are offered safe passage by some friendly ships. But as Karana boards the ship to leave the island forever, she is unable to find Ramo, and swims back to shore to search for him. Abandoned by the ships, Karana must draw on reserves of resourcefulness, and courage in order to survive. Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on the true story of an Indian girl who lived for 18 years on an island off the coast of California. n.d., n/a, SteadyReader CD; C7060, $51.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: n/a SteadyReader CD; C7060 $51.75., PUBLISHED: n.d.)

Louise R. Sullivan (Audiofile, August 1993)
Christina Moore's reading does full justice to this historical novel about the courage and ingenuity of Karana. The young Indian girl lived alone for eighteen years on an island off the coast of California in harmony with the world around her. Moore delivers the first-person narration with a quiet, nearly uninflected voice, creating the sense of Karana's youth and peril. Moore measures out her words, making the space between them speak for the desperate care with which Karana builds and provisions her home. Even Karana's moments of triumph, taming Rontu the wild dog and killing the giant octopus, have a feeling of patience, solitude and dignity when read with this sensitive control. L.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 1992 (orig. 1960), Recorded Books, Three cassettes cassettes, 4.5 hrs., Book pak, $23.00, Four CDs, $39.00.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: p1992.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Our island is like a dolphin lying on its side, with its tail pointing toward the sunrise, its nose pointing to the sunset, and its fins making reefs and the rocky ledges along the shore.”

Karana, a Ghalas-at Indian, lives peacefully on the island with her tribe until the arrival of a Russian otter-hunting ship. In spite of the deal the Aleutian hunters make with her father, the Ghalas-at chief, in the end they prove treacherous, killing most of the tribe. Karana’s younger brother, Ramo, is all that is left of her family. Fearful of the Aleuts’ return, the remaining Indians decide to move to another island, and are offered safe passage by some friendly ships. But as Karana boards the ship to leave the island forever, she is unable to find Ramo, and swims back to shore to search for him. Abandoned by the ships, Karana must draw on reserves of resourcefulness, and courage in order to survive. Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on the true story of an Indian girl who lived for 18 years on an island off the coast of California. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; C1054, $46.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: p1992.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Our island is like a dolphin lying on its side, with its tail pointing toward the sunrise, its nose pointing to the sunset, and its fins making reefs and the rocky ledges along the shore.”

Karana, a Ghalas-at Indian, lives peacefully on the island with her tribe until the arrival of a Russian otter-hunting ship. In spite of the deal the Aleutian hunters make with her father, the Ghalas-at chief, in the end they prove treacherous, killing most of the tribe. Karana’s younger brother, Ramo, is all that is left of her family. Fearful of the Aleuts’ return, the remaining Indians decide to move to another island, and are offered safe passage by some friendly ships. But as Karana boards the ship to leave the island forever, she is unable to find Ramo, and swims back to shore to search for him. Abandoned by the ships, Karana must draw on reserves of resourcefulness, and courage in order to survive. Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on the true story of an Indian girl who lived for 18 years on an island off the coast of California. n.d., n/a, SteadyReader Cassette; 79637, $30.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: p1997.)

Maggie Chase (Children's Literature)
This 50th Anniversary Edition contains the same, beloved, classic story of Karana and her epic adventure of surviving on a Pacific island by herself for 18 years. The difference is that this edition begins with an Introduction by Lois Lowry. In it, Lowry recaps what is known about the real Karana, a woman who came to be known as Juana Maria, although she never answered to that name because she did not share a common language with anyone on the mainland of California. Lowry provides additional details to the Author’s Note included in every edition of the book. For example, she tells readers that a Russian American trading company landed on the island of San Nicolas in 1811 to hunt sea otters, possibly setting off a chain reaction of human massacres. She also recounts the many stories or versions of why Karana ended up remaining behind when the rest of her people left on a schooner sponsored by the Santa Barbara Mission. Lowry includes musings and commentary about O’Dell’s writing. She wonders at his ability to tell such a rich story with only one human character, and she regrets that she had not asked him a multitude of questions about the craft of his writing while he was still alive. Lowry as well as readers will have to be content with savoring the story itself and letting some of the mysteries and questions behind it remain unanswered. In 1982, O’Dell established the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, whose annual $5,000 prize is given to recognize meritorious work published for children or young adults. 2010 (orig. 1960), Houghton Mifflin, $6.99. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: Sandpiper (Boston:), PUBLISHED: c2010.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Dell ;, 197801989

Media Type: Language Material
30 copies of book (189 p.) ;
([Fic])
0957965834
9780957965836
"Laurel-leaf historical fiction."
Teacher's guide form the series Living literature series.
Study guide from the series Novel ties.
Boston: Sandpiper, 2010

Media Type: Language Material
177 p. ;
PZ7.O237 ([Fic])
9780547328614
0547328613
"With a new introdutction by Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry"-Cover.
Waterville Me.: Thorndike Press, 2005

Media Type: Language Material
223 p. ;
PZ7.O237 ([Fic])
0786272546
9780786272549
Originally published Houghton Miffin Co. c1960.
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1997

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
5 sound cassettes (5 hr.):
PZ7.O237 (808.899/282)
0788716492
0788716166
9780788716492
9780788716164
Recorded at a 10%- 15% slower pace.
An unabridged recording of the book.
In container (23 cm.)
"Fiction on Cassette with Book."-Cover.
Houghton/Dell $16.00 $20.00 $5.50 $5.99 and $4.50., 1996

Media Type:

0395069629
9780395069622
London: Puffin, 1996

Media Type: Language Material
154p. ;
(813.52)
0140302689
9780140302684
Originally published Boston Mass. Houghton Mifflin 1960.
Harlow: Longman, 1996

Media Type: Language Material
iv 85 p.:
(813.54)
0582275334
9780582275331
Originally published London: Constable & Co. 1961.
"First published in the Longman Structural Readers Series in 1973"--t.p. verso.
New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1996

Media Type: Language Material
184 p. ;
([Fic])
0440220211
9780440220213
"A Yearling book."
New York New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1995

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
3 sound cassettes (240 min.):
0553474057
9780553474053
Contains the complete text of 1960 original work.
New York: Listening Library, 1995

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
3 sound cassettes (240 min.):
0807283258
9780807283257
Sound cassettes.
In one container.
Library Ser., 1992

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
3ct.
F
0021340110
9780021340118
Read by Christina Moore.
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1992

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
4 sound discs (4.5 hr.):
0788734482
9780788734489
Compact disc.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990

Media Type: Language Material
181 p. [12] p. of plates:
PZ7.O237 ([Fic])
0395536804
9780395536803
Pleasantville N.Y.: Sunburst, 1987

Media Type: Computer File
2 computer disks ;
(CS/F/Isl)
System requirements Apple Family ; 64k RAM.
Virginia Young Readers Winner Elementary 1981-82
Based on the book by Scott O'Dell.
New York: Dell, 1987

Media Type: Language Material
identical books (184 p.) ;
(KIT F)
0440753120
0440900425
9780440753124
9780440900429
"A Yearling book."
Number of books may vary.
Santa Barbara Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1987

Media Type: Language Material
161 p. (large print) ;
PZ7.O237 ([Fic])
1557360022
9781557360021
"Cornerstone books."
[s.l.]: MCA Home Video Inc., 1985

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 videocassette (99 min.) ;
(VC 1071)
0086282271
9780086282279
Films Inc. 0-101, 1981

Media Type: Kit
2fs col 2tc 1book
AV F
4263151755
9784263151754
Cambridge MA: Films Inc., 1981

Media Type: Projected Medium
2 filmstrips:
PZ7 (372.6)
Sound accompaniment compatible for manual and automatic operation.
Based on the book of the same title by Scott O'Dell.
Based on the 1964 Universal Pictures motion picture of the same name.
Intended audience Primary grades.
Title from data sheet.
Springfield Va.: Children's Television International, 1980

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 video cassette (15 min.):
(VT/F/Isl)
Virginia Young Readers Winner Elementary 1981-82
Based on the book by Scott O'Dell.
Lincoln NE: Great Plains National Instructional Television Library, 1980

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 videocassette (15 min.):
PZ7 (372.6)
1308698410
9781308698410
Cataloged from contributor's data.
Based on the book Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O'Dell.
VHS.
New York: Dell, 1978

Media Type: Language Material
identical books (189 p.) ;
([Fic])
0440940001
9780440940005
Reading level 5.5.
Number of copies varies.
"Laurel-leaf books."
Toronto: CNIB, 1975

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
3 sound cassettes (270 min.):
Boston G. K. Hall, 1974

Media Type: Language Material
231 p.
PZ7.O237 ([Fic])
0816161704
9780816161706
Large print ed.
Dell/Yearling, 1971

Media Type: Language Material
p.
F
0543865479
9780543865472
Awarded the Newbery Medal 1961.
New York: Dell, 1971

Media Type: Language Material
identical books (184 p.) ;
([Fic])
0440439884
9780440439882
May be accompanied by teacher's guide.
Number of identical books varies.
"A Dell Yearling book."
Ency. Britannica Educ. Corp. QF1290, 1964

Media Type: Kit
2fs col 2tc 1pbk teacher's guide
AV F
9581551751
9789581551750
Constable, 1961

Media Type: Language Material
184p.,22cm.
(823.91)
Originally published Houghton Mifflin 1960.
Boston Houghton, 1960

Media Type: Language Material
184p.
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 1960

Media Type: Language Material
184 p.
PZ7.O237
New York Dell, 1960

Media Type: Language Material
184 p.
PZ7.O237
2200063679
9782200063672
[S.l.]: Dell Publishing Company, 1960

Media Type: Language Material
184 p.
PZ7.O237
New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 10

Media Type: Language Material
192
(813.5/2)
9780547488899
0547488890
n/a SteadyReader CD; C7060 $51.75.,

Media Type:

9781428159341
1428159347
$22.00.,

Media Type:

9780547424835
0547424833
Films Inc.,

Media Type: Language Material
2fs. 2ct. 1pb. and gd.
F
002104452X
9780021044528
[S.l.]: [s.n.],

Media Type: Language Material
p.
PZ7.O237
7858851756
9787858851756

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