Scott O'Dell won the Newbery Medal in 1961 for his unforgettable novel Island of the Blue Dolphins , based on the true story of a Nicoleño Indian girl living in solitude between 1835 and 1853 on San Nicolas Island, only seventy miles off the coast of Southern California. His quietly gripping tale of Karana's survival, strength, and courage-and vivid descriptions of island life-has captivated readers for decades. This fiftieth-anniversary paperback edition features an introduction by the two-time Newbery Medal recipient Lois Lowry. A classic!
A Native American girl spent eighteen years alone on an island off the coast of California. This is her story.