Island Of The Blue Dolphins

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Island Of The Blue Dolphins


Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

In the Pacific there is an island shaped like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around
it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephant and birds abound. A young Indian
girl lives and waits for her people to return for her, from the land to the east. Karana
with her long black hair and her dark skin, held her own on an island after her people had
left for a new place. She was sure they would come back the next spring, but after two
springs she learned to live on her own. I really admire her strength and her will power.
She faces so many different adventures that you can relate to your life in a different
fashion.


Living on your own brings in many new ideas and adventures. Karana has many hard decisions
to make, when she has to decided to go with childhood teaching or fending for herself. " I
wonder what would happen to me if I went against the law of our tribe which forbade the
making of weapons by women… would the four winds blow in from the four directions of the
world and smother me as I made the weapons? Or would the earth tremble, as many said, and
bury me beneath its falling rocks?" The choice to build weapons saves her life and brings
her a wonderful friend. "He stood facing me, his front legs spread as if he was ready to
spring. The arrow struck him in the chest." This dog had been her enemy he killed her
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