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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
Edition [Complete reader's edition]
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
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
Analysis american literature
california indians
california natives
children s literature
childrens lit
childrens literature
colonial histories
historical fiction
indigenous americans
indigenous literature
indigenous people
juvenile fiction
lone woman of san nicolas island
multicultural literature
native american literature
native american stories
native american studies
native american
native americans
native californians
native literature
native peoples
newbery winner
survival narratives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989. Island of the blue dolphins
O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation
O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989
SUBJECT Island of the Blue Dolphins (O'Dell, Scott) fast
Subject Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction
Islands -- Fiction
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Indians of North America
Genre/Form Novels
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Juvenile works
Form Electronic book
Author Schwebel, Sara L., editor
LC no. 2016023785
ISBN 9780520964068