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Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 160 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0140302689 | Isbn-13: 9780140302684 | Publish date:  | Edition New Impression

Also available as: Hardcover , Mass Market Paperback , School & Library Binding , Audio Cassette , Others , Audio CD , eBook

Category: Fiction & Literature , Teens

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Book Description
Twelve-year-old Karana escapes death at the hands of treacherous hunters, only to find herself totally alone on a harsh desolate island. How she survives in the face of all sorts of dangers makes gripping and inspiring reading. This title is based on a true story.
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    Island of the Blue Dolphins如同作者Scott O'Dell所說: Many of my books are set in the past, but the problems of isolation, moral decisions, greed, need for love and problems of today as ...continue

    Island of the Blue Dolphins如同作者Scott O'Dell所說: Many of my books are set in the past, but the problems of isolation, moral decisions, greed, need for love and problems of today as well.

    書中的女主角Karana, an Indian girl,因為種種的境遇, 一個人留在島嶼上過了十幾年, 因此書中許多篇幅描述她如何利用自然的資源生存。 她與動物的互動讓她感悟到: Animals and birds are like people, too, though they do not speak the same or do the same things. Without them the earth would be an unhappy place. 最後她在白人的協助下離開她的島嶼, 因為她說: I thought of many things, but stronger was the wish to be where people lived, to hear their voices and their laughter. 書中最讓我驚訝的長期與大自然為伍的 Karana是如此堅毅、能吃苦、而有耐心。 手是如此靈巧! 她與動物的和諧相處, 也讓自己有寧靜的心, 展現生命動人的篇章。 其實這本書中還有許多有待深思的問題, 小說的佈局及故事的發展, 仍需要我多思考及比較, 看似簡單的小說, 其實深具意義!

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    I purchased this book at a book fair in elementary school. It was one of my favorite books as a young girl and have read it several times - which is something I RARELY do with books. I can't think of ...continue

    I purchased this book at a book fair in elementary school. It was one of my favorite books as a young girl and have read it several times - which is something I RARELY do with books. I can't think of another book I've purposely read more than once (as of 1/2008). There is such a surreal quality about the story that really sets the visual fantasy mind of mine at work.

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