of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell is a wonderful masterpiece,
and in my opinion, is one of the greatest novels I have ever read.
story starts out in the village of Ghalas-at on an island in the Pacific ocean,
off the coast of California. Karana, a young native of the island, lives in the
village with her father, the chief of the village, her brother, Ramo, who was
younger than her, and her older sister, Ulape.
morning, the Aleuts come to the island wanting to trade with the islanders. They
are hesitant, but trust the white men. Then, on the day the Aleuts leave the island,
there is a disagreement between the villagers and the Aleuts. The Chief and the
Captain of the Aleuts get into an argument, whihc then starts a battle on the
beach. The Aleuts leave the island with the goods, not trading with the villagers.
Many of the village's men are killed, including the chief.
they are worried that survival may be difficult without the large portion of their
men to hunt and fight in the case of an attack. The villagers decide that leaving
the island may be a wise choice. Soon after, white men (not Aleuts), come to rescue
the defenseless vilalgers of Ghalas-at. As the large ship leaves the island during
a storm, Karana finds out her younger brother is still on the island. In fear
and love for her brother, the girl jumps of the side of the ship and swims to
the shore. The boat cannot turn back now-if they were to do so, it would crash
into the rocks and kill everyone aboard.
Eggs and Ham
fans of the unflappable Sam-I-am will be pleased as punch to discover the plethora
of flaps to lift in this 10-page board book version of the Dr. Seuss classic.
Sam-I-am does his very best to convince a more finicky Seuss character to try
this rather unusual delicacy.
you? Could you? In a car?
Eat them! Eat them! Here they are.
You may like them. You will see. You may like them in a tree!