In the Pacific, there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it,
blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when
they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.
Karana is the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year,
she waited for a ship to rescue her. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter,
making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. Hers is not only an unusual adventure
of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.