Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
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- Crafty Kids in Caves
Karana survives those nasty winters because she's got a nice warm cave to hole up in. At one point, she spends "six moons" there, which we're supposed to understand is a really long time. Brian, the main character in Hatchet, also builds himself a cave as part of his survival regimen. What is it about kids and caves?
- Big Storm Means Big War
Just before the war with the Aleuts where Karana's father is killed, a huge storm comes in. Coincidence? Nope. Authors have been dropping in that proverbial "storm brewing" since Shakespearian times. Here's proof.