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O'Dell, Scott
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
IL 5-8 RL 5.2
ISBN 0395243939
Zia had already made up her mind to make the voyage beyond the islands of Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa, out to the far island -- the Island of the Blue Dolphins -- where no one ever went. Then Zia and her brother found the boat cast upon the beach. It would take them, with the help of God and prayers, to Mukat, Coyote and the Virgin as well as to the island where Karana, their aunt, had been left behind nearly 18 years before. But determined as Zia was to rescue Karana from her long years of isolation, she sometimes wondered if Karana would want to live at the Mission, for her aunt must yearn for the place where her people had gone. Zia wondered because some days she liked living at the mission and there were days when she longed for the freedom of her village in the mountains far from the sea and the white men who told them what they could and could not do.
SUBJECTS:     Indians of North America -- Fiction


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