More “auld lang syne”

January 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell; published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., New York, 1960.

I hadn’t read this book since fifth grade and thought it would be good to read, since I just learned that Scott O’Dell has a book award named after him.  This book was beautifully written in the rhythm and language of Karana and her tribe.  It is an extreme coming of age story in which Karana has to care for others and ultimately, herself, in order to survive.  I think I would pair this book with My Side of the Mountain (Jean Craighead George) among others about survival in a display or in a pathfinder.

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