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Island of the Blue Dolphins [Import]

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  • Actors: Celia Milius, Larry Domasin, Ann Daniel, Carlos Romero, George Kennedy
  • Directors: James B. Clark
  • Writers: Jane Klove, Scott O'Dell, Ted Sherdeman
  • Producers: Robert B. Radnitz
  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • VHS Release Date: Jan. 1 1998
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 346 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6300184277
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Island of the Blue Dolphins was released on July 3, 1964. It was directed by James B. Clark and starred Celia Kaye as Karana. Jane Klove and Ted Sherdeman adapted the script from O'Dell's novel, and the film was produced by Robert B. Radnitz and Universal Pictures. The film was made on a slight budget and did not receive a wide release, and reviews were mixed. However, Kaye won a Golden Globe Award for \"New Star of the Year\" for her role.Free upgrade to first class mail.

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Format: Paperback
Imagine being all alone with no one to talk to and no knowledge of how to survive. In Scott O'Dell's book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Karana is a young girl who loses her father to the Aleuts, white men, in a plot of deceit to cheat their people, and loses her brother Ramo to mad dogs. She is stranded on her island for 18 years until her people finally return for her. While on the island, she must overcome loneliness and live a survival adventure while maturing at the same time. This island called Coral Cove in the Virgin Island inhabits many creatures that Karana befriends and their friendship help her to survive.

This book is about Karana's adaptation to her surroundings and how she fends for herself. She makes new friends and grows up in the process. Many challenges come her way and she overpowers each one with an unsurmountable bravery. This book is exciting and a great lesson in life. I would recommend this book to students and educators for those who need the message and encouragement to never give up.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins a great book and I enjoyed reading it a lot. It is about a girl named Karana and she is abandoned on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Her tribe has left her from a terrible storm accident. They promised to come back, but for many years, Karana has waited for their return, which has never come. While trying to find refuge on the island, many tragedies come upon Karana. Her brother is attacked and killed by a pack of wolves, leaving Karana all by herself. The wolves soon become her friends though. Everyday, Karana has to struggle to fine food, shelter, and other important necessities of life in order to survive. In the end, Karana makes many animal friends and survives. However, there are other many suprises in this story.
The part I liked about the book was the determination that Karana had when she was alone on the island. I liked how she made her animal friends and how she made her weapons. I also liked how she used very smart and intelligent techniques that helped her survive. Those were the things I enjoyed about the book, The Island of the Blue Dolphins.
The parts i disliked about the book was when Karana made an Aleut friend named Tutok. It wasn't really that part, it was the part when she had to leave, leaving Karana alone once again. This is what Karana thinks when she found out that Tutok had left. "I often thought of Tutok, but on these days especially I would look off into the north and wish that she was here to see me." I also dont like the part when Karana gets so sad that she wished she never met Tutok. "If only I had not remembered Tutok." That part, in my opinion, was one of the saddest parts in the book.
There are many parts that I enjoyed in this book.
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I first read this book when I was 12 years old and absolutely loved it! The memories from the story stayed with me all these years, and helped shape me into who I am. When I recently found it hidden in a box in my parent's basement I was overjoyed and pounced upon it again. Re-reading it as an adult, the story went much faster (I was able to re-read the entire thing in one day), but even as an adult it still had poignant imagery and was written well enough to keep me heavily engaged. I even cried at one point when re-reading it.
The author did a wonderful job elaborating on a true story and bringing it to life. It's a story of survival and finding strength within yourself. It's an adventure story for young ladies, based on reality, with a similar premise as the adult movie "Cast Away" (just replace westernized Tom Hanks with an indiginous young girl and it's the same basic idea). As a 12 year old, I found parts of the book very scary and parts of it very sad, but mostly I found it extremely inspirational. The idea that even as a young lady, you have the strength inside you to survive no matter what.
It's too bad that the reprint doesn't have the same cover as the original softcover I have. The original cover art captured the tone of the story better. A picture of a young girl and her dog on the top of a windswept hill, completely and utterly alone. It evoked a much more wistful feeling than the current cover art does.
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By A Customer on Feb. 2 2004
Format: Paperback
Do you like action,fear,drama?? If so then Island of the Blue dolphins is the book for you. This book taught me alot about life.As an Eighth Grader at St. Bede school I know how Karana felt when she was stranded with her brother on an Island. I have also lost a loved one so I know how she felt when she lost her brother. Lonley. She had no one to talk to and it has been proven that being alone too long can lead you to insanity. But because Karana was smart she mad friends with animals on the island and she did not go insane.
Above all this book taught me about courage. When Karana was alone she could not just sit there and wait for the day her ship returned. She got up and created a life on the island she even disobeyed the laws of her tribe that stated no women shall do a mans job. She was brave to do that because the gods were watching her and to break her tribes rules was to break the god rules.
This book was an amazing book with many rules so I advise any pre teen/ teen to read it maybe you'll learn something.
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