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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
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  1. 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?

  2. 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.