Island of the Blue Dolphins

1960 children's novel by Scott O'Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins is an American book written for children by Scott O'Dell. It came out in 1960 and that same year won the Newbery Medal (a prize given to books for children). It is based on the true story of Juana Maria, the "Lone Woman of San Nicolas", a Native American woman left alone for 18 years on San Nicolas Island off the California coast before being rescued in 1853. It has been rewritten in 23 languages and was made into a movie by the same name.

Island of the Blue Dolphins
AuthorScott O'Dell
Cover artistEvaline Ness
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildren's novel
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
Publication date
1960
Media typePrint (hardcover & paperback); Audiobook
Pages194 pp
ISBN0-395-06962-9
OCLC225474
Followed byZia 

O'Dell wrote a sequel to the story called Zia.

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Preceded by
Onion John
Newbery Medal recipient
1961
Succeeded by
The Bronze Bow