This 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.
This is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Middle-School Adventures shelf.)