How does Karana's life before being marooned prepare her to survive on the island? Karana is no stranger to hardship even before she is left behind on the island. She explains that before the Aleuts came, her people had to work hard to survive on Ghalas-at, a small, windswept island without much vegetation or animal life. Karana and her tribe are hunters and gatherers, which means they have to forage for food every day if they want to eat. If bad weather or a natural disaster interferes with their hunting, they run the risk of starving. Karana's early life with her tribe teacher her many survival skills such as storing food and fishing.
It is historical fiction, based on life of a real Lone Woman whom the author named Karana in the book. Once upon a time the Island of the Blue Dolphins was as beautiful as it is now, but one thing was different - there were people living on it happily. Only one girl - little Karana - was left on the now deserted island with dolphins as her only new friends and wild dogs as her sworn enemies. Every day she comes to the shore waiting for the ship to take her to her family and their new home.
Island of the Blue Dolphins is a children's novel by American writer Scott O'Dell , which tells the story of a year-old girl named Karana, who is stranded alone for years on an island off the California coast. Island of the Blue Dolphins won the Newbery Medal in O'Dell later wrote a sequel, Zia , published in Schwebel, was published in October by the University of California Press. It includes two chapters deleted from the book before publication.
Island of the Blue dolphins Have you ever wanted to own your own island? Have you ever met someone and thought to yourself, we will never be friends? Well , this story might change your mind.