Island of the Blue Dolphins [Import]
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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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.
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.
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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.
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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I enjoyed the descriptions of the events in her life and materials she used immensely as a young teen and it's stuck with me through adulthood.Published 10 months ago by D. Johansen
This book is fictional, but based on a true story. The book Island Of The Blue Dolphins is about a girl named Karana who has beautiful long hair. She is very strong. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Fraser2014
I'm in grade 6 and I've read this book 3 times and it's my favourite book in the whole world!!!Published 20 months ago by Ashley
This book is exciting and well written. I read it when I was young and bought it for my granddaughter.Published on Jan. 5 2013 by Belle Unruh
I ordered the book Island of the Blue Dolphins because I had read it in school 25 years ago, and loved it. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2010 by mattinson
This was a good story but for me I found it too descriptive at times. My daughter liked it. I just got bored and found myself thinking of other things.Published on April 8 2009 by B. Cavener
why do other people think the book is so 'dull' ? the book is just paying really close to detail because it was written very nicely, which is why most parts of it are very long. Read morePublished on June 3 2007 by kaydie
I read this book in grade school over ten years ago, and to this day, I cherish it. The assignment was "Survival" and Island is the perfect portrayal. Read morePublished on April 29 2006 by ,Heather