Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell, is an unforgettable tale about courage, hope, and discovery of yourself and the world around you. It deals with love and respect for animals and people. The story takes place on an island in the Pacific Ocean that looks like a big fish sunning itself on the sea. It is called Island of the Blue Dolphins, and has dolphins, otters, and sea elephants swimming in the ocean around it. On the island is a little village called Ghalas-at, where a tribe of Indians lives. There is a strong wind that blows everyday, all through the year, leaving everything deformed and hills are polished smooth. A young girl stays on this island for many years in the story. Won-a-pa-lei, which means, The girl with Long Black Hair, is the main character in the story. Her secret name is Karana. Karana is a girl who lives on the island and has to survive by herself by making shelter, catching food, killing wolves, and making weapons. She is very brave and independent. She must prepare herself for
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