Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item It was a good read. I wouldn't say that it was a GREAT book but it was definitley a page flipper, as it is told by a young native girl from an island. You may have already requested this item.
She and her brother Ramo spot the ship approaching the village. A group of the strangers lands on the shore, bringing with them Captain Orlov, a Russian who has come to the island to hunt otter. Karana wonders to herself why her father reveals his secret name when introducing himself to Orlov.
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Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down.
Twelve-year-old Karana escapes death at the hands of treacherous hunters, only to find herself totally alone on a harsh desolate island. How she survives in the face of all sorts of dangers makes gripping and inspiring reading. Scott O'Dell was born in Los Angeles. He was a journalist and an authority on California histor. He died in October For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. By signing up, I confirm that I'm over