of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell
on a true account, Island of the Blue Dolphins traces
the life of a remarkable Native American woman who lived
alone on an island off the coast of California for eighteen
years in the mid-1800s. Aboard ship with her entire village
and bound for the mainland, she discovered that her younger
brother was not on the ship. After she jumps ship and swims
ashore, the story follows her amazing courage as she faces
formidable obstacles, including the death of her brother.
Mother's Yarn"—traditional Saami folktale
by Maya Angelou
Sea Otters"—natural history by Richard Wolkomir
Fish"—poem by Elizabeth Bishop
at the seashore"—poem by Don Marquis
Daring the Sea—nonfiction adventure by David W.