"More than anything, it was the blue dolphins that took me back home": First Edition of the authors Newberry Award-Winning Novel Island of the Blue Dolphins; Signed by Scott ODell
Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Item Number: 4364
Boston: : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Scott O’Dell on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. First issue dust jacket without the Newberry award seal. Uncommon, especially signed.
The Newberry Medal-winning story of a 12-year old girl who lives alone on a Pacific island after she leaps from a rescue ship. Isolated on the island for eighteen years, Karana forages for food, builds weapons to fight predators, clothes herself in a cormorant feathered skirt, and finds strength and peace in her seclusion.