- Author: Scott O'Dell
- Read Aloud Grade Range: 3 - Adult
- Read Alone Grade Range: 5 - Adult
- Newbery Award
- Binding: PB
- Pages: 192
A moving and unforgettable story inspired by the true story of an Indian girl who spent 18 years alone on a rocky island far off the coast of California in the early 1800s.
An Indian girl, Karana, lives alone for years stranded on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. While waiting for a ship to come for her year after year, she builds a shelter, makes weapons, finds food, and fights off her enemies, the wild dogs.