Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

"The 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.

The 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.

One 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.

Now 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.

 

Green Eggs and Ham
by Seuss 

Young 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.

Would 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!