Island of the Blue Dolphins 
Book Review

 

Have you ever been to an island shaped like a dolphin?  I havenít either, but reading Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O` Dell made me feel like I was on the island.  This Newbery book is told by a young girl, Karana, that got left behind when a ship comes and takes the tribe of Indians on the island to a "strange country".  While Karana lives alone on the island she faces many dangerous things, like wild dogs.  Karana has to kill quite a few dogs.  Then she befriends one of the dogs and calls the dog Rontu.  For many days she waits for another ship to come and take her to "the strange country" to be with her people. 

The genre of this book is historical fiction.  The theme is survival because Karana had to face many dangerous things and learn how to make weapons.  I really liked this book because it was brave of Karana go through what she did.  If you want to learn about true survival you have to read this book!

 



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©  2003 by Tiffany N.
Rolling Hills Elementary
Poway Unified School District
San Diego, CA.