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Author O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989, author.

Title Island of the blue dolphins : the complete reader's edition / Scott O'Dell ; edited by Sara L. Schwebel.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.54 Od2iDo 2016    ---  Available
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Edition Complete reader's edition.
Description xi, 237 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
cartographic image cri rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
age Children lcsh
nat Americans lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Composition of Island of the blue dolphins -- The geography of Karana's island -- Text of the first edition of Island of the blue dolphins -- Chapters excised from Island of the blue dolphins drafts -- Archaeology, Island of the blue dolphins, and the lone woman of San Nicolas Island / René L. Vellanoweth -- A counterstory of Native American resistance / Carole Goldberg.
Summary "This is the first authoritative edition of one of the most significant children's books of the twentieth century. Winner of the 1961 Newbery Medal, Island of the Blue Dolphins tells the story of a young Native American girl stranded for eighteen years on San Nicolas Island, off the coast of California. In addition to the text of the original book, this special edition includes two excised chapters published here for the first time, as well as a critical introduction and essays that offer new background on the archaeological, legal, and folkloric history of Native Americans in California. The Complete Reader's Edition explores the composition history and editorial decisions made by author Scott O'Dell that ensured the success of Island of the Blue Dolphins at a time when second-wave feminism, the civil rights movement, and multicultural education increasingly influenced which books were taught. This edition also considers how readers might approach the book today, when new archaeological evidence is emerging about the "Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island," on whom O'Dell's story is based, and Native peoples are engaged in the reclamation of indigenous histories and ongoing struggles for political sovereignty"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989. Island of the blue dolphins.
O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction.
Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
Islands -- Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
San Nicolas Island (Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction.
O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989. (OCoLC)fst00037608
Island of the Blue Dolphins (O'Dell, Scott) (OCoLC)fst01363720
Indians of North America. (OCoLC)fst00969633
Islands. (OCoLC)fst00980104
Survival. (OCoLC)fst01761768
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Schwebel, Sara L., editor.
ISBN 9780520289376 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520289374 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 40026929713

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