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[ Pdf Island of the Blue Dolphins ✓ neuroscience PDF ] by Scott O'Dell ☆ You know a book will stay with you forever when you reread it after probably 20 years and still hear your elementary school librarian s voice in your head as you read it.
Back in the 70s and early 80s teachers liked to make their students cry, and so they forced them to read books like Island of the Blue Dolphins, which is just the kind of good old fashioned heartbreaking stuff to do the trick It starts of great this story of a Chumash local natives to the Santa Barbara, California area tribe taken by surprise by fur hunters and then taken from their island, accidentally leaving behind a brother and a sister There is sorrow a plenty The tale trots along, even stepping it up to a steady canter for about the first quarter or third Then the narrative devolves into a Robinson Crusoe style listing of things done by or to the main character, Karana, while she s stuck alone on An Alternate Cover Edition Can Be Found HereIn The Pacific There Is An Island That Looks Like A Big Fish Sunning Itself In The Sea Around It, Blue Dolphins Swim, Otters Play, And Sea Elephants And Sea Birds Abound Once, Indians Also Lived On The Island And When They Left And Sailed To The East, One Young Girl Was Left BehindThis Is The Story Of Karana, The Indian Girl Who Lived Alone For Years On The Island of the Blue Dolphins Year After Year, She Watched One Season Pass Into Another And Waited For A Ship To Take Her Away But While She Waited, She Kept Herself Alive By Building Shelter, Making Weapons, Finding Food, And Fighting Her Enemies, The Wild Dogs It Is Not Only An Unusual Adventure Of Survival, But Also A Tale Of Natural Beauty And Personal Discovery If this book just so happens to be one of your childhood favorites, and you notice my rating here, you may be asking yourself, Why must I forever be soiling all the things you hold dear Ah, that s a good question and one that I often ponder myself But, in fairness, I didn t actually hate this story According to the GR rating standards, two and a half stars means it was slightly better than okay, but I can t quite say that I liked it How about I just say it was underwhelming and leave it at that The story is that of a twelve year old girl who, through a series of unfortunate events, winds up marooned on a deserted island For fear of spoiling things, due to the shortness of the novel, I ll leave out the particulars which led to her isolation The writing style is fairly simplistic I walked here I paddled there I made this I caught that I built a shelter I watched for sh Wanda s Summer Carnival of Children s Literature Well, this was a blast from the past I remember reading this probably several times during grade 5 or 6, maybe both Funny what I remember from those childhood readings my take away from it was that girls could do whatever they needed to and just as well as anyone else.
Looking at it now through adult eyes, I see a lotof what the author was trying to do His wildlife conservation message is thump you on the head obvious to me now I can also admire how he took a historical fact an Indian woman who had lived alone on a small island off the coast of California for 18 years and filled in quite believable adventures for her to experience I can see where nature loving mini me would have been captivated by her taming of wild dogs, West Might I be bored, annoyed, or disgusted with Scott O Dell s many works from the viewpoints of young women If I read them now, sure, I might be.
But I SWORE BY Scott O Dell when I was 10 12 years old, and I think that s what mattered The girls in the books spoke to me, and they were written for me then, not for the me that is now.
I will buy his books for my younger cousins, and hope they get the sense of self and adventure that these short novels offer.
A beautiful, true survival story of a resilient young girl who was stranded alone on an island for 18 years Karana s remarkable story is not to be missed A story that is as enjoyable for adults as it is for older children I never read Island of the Blue Dolphins as a child, although I m positive I wouldn t have liked it then either As everyone in Karana s tribe is evacuating the island, she looks back and realizes her little brother has been left behind She jumps out of the boat and swims back to the island, where they live there alone until her brother is killed After his death, she makes friends with an otter and one of the wild dogs that may or may not have killed her brother Of course, as the days turn into months and the months turn into years, her animal friends move on or pass away, which only makes her evenlonely.
In his footnotes, O Dell says Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on the the girl Robinson Crusoe who actually lived alone upon this island from 1835 to 1853, and is known to h
It was only when I finished reading the book did I get to know that it was based on a true story The sequel might be worth reading too.
Such tragedy followed by sweet tales worthy of Mowgli, but what indubitably would have been a life of work and loneliness I thought that since the beginning the author wanted to share his story with people of all ages, and it shows.
Karana was a transparent character, by which I mean we know all her thoughts Yet we don t know her reasons for her acts of mercy towards the animals on the island We do get an explanation, but still the adventures of a survivor lend themselves to tragedy, loneliness and instinct.
When my defiant preteen daughter stands before me in great protest to any one of my many actions or words, she often resembles Disney s Pocahontas She has tan skin and black hair that touches her waist and dark eyes that are kept busy with a vigilant observance of the world s injustices and her mother s shortcomings If she s not on horseback, then she s standing before you, holding a cat or a small rodent or a dog Or a strange, stuffed chinchilla.
So, when this middle child of mine received the Island of the Blue Dolphins for Christmas, I thought how perfect How perfect for her She s just shy of 10, and so ready to think herself capable of being away from adults and alone on an island, stringing beads for necklaces and communing with wild dogs.
And that s about all I remembered from this 6th grade read of mine a girl