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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Newbery Medal winner Island of the Blue Dolphins is considered one of the greatest children’s books ever written. This story of survival is as haunting and beautiful today as it was when it first appeared in print. And now, just in time to celebrate the book’s fiftieth anniversary, Sandpiper is honored to bring a new paperback edition of this masterpiece to the next generation. With gorgeous packaging and an introduction by Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry, this version will guarantee Karana’s story inspires readers for decades to come.Product Description
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. A classic tale of discovery and solitude returns to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for its 50th anniversary, with a new introduction by Lois Lowry.


Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Lois Lowry on Writing the Introduction to Island of the Blue Dolphins, 50th Anniversary Edition

Dear Amazon readers,

Last summer, when I was asked to write an introduction to a new edition of Island of the Blue Dolphins, my mind went back in time to the 1960s, when my children were young and it was one of their best-loved books.

But a later memory surfaced, as well, of a party I was invited to in the summer of 1979. By now the kids were grown. I was in New York to attend a convention of the American Library Association, and Scott O’Dell’s publisher, Houghton Mifflin, was honoring him at a reception being held at the St. Regis Hotel. I had never met Mr. O’Dell. But because of my own children I knew his books, and I was pleased to be invited to such an illustrious event.

I was staying at a nearby hotel and planned to walk over to the party. But when I began to get dressed, I encountered a problem. I was wearing, I remember, a rose-colored crêpe de Chine dress. It buttoned up the back. I was alone in my hotel room. I buttoned the bottom buttons, and I buttoned the top buttons, but there was one button in the middle of my back that I simply couldn’t reach. It makes me laugh today, thinking about it, picturing the contortions I went through in that hotel room: twisting my arms, twisting my back, all to no avail.

The clock was ticking. The party would start soon. I had no other clothes except the casual things I’d been wearing all day and which were now wrinkled from the summer heat.

Finally I decided, The heck with it. I left the room with the button unbuttoned and headed off. When I got in my hotel elevator, a benign-looking older couple, probably tourists from the Midwest, were already standing inside, and I explained my predicament politely and asked if they could give me a hand. The gray-haired man kindly buttoned my dress for me.

We parted company in the lobby of my hotel and off I went to the St. Regis, where I milled around and chatted with countless people, sipped wine, and waited for the guest of honor, Scott O’Dell, to be introduced. When he was, of course he turned out to be the eighty-one-year-old man who had buttoned my dress.

But wait! There’s more. Ten years passed.

I had never seen Mr. O’Dell during the intervening years, but now, suddenly, we were the two speakers at a luncheon being held on a college campus somewhere. I think it may have been Vassar.

We sat next to each other at the head table, nibbling our chicken, chatting about the weather. I knew he wouldn’t remember me, but I certainly remembered him, and I was secretly thinking that when it was my turn to speak, I might tell the audience the amusing little anecdote about the button on my dress. But he went first. And, eyes twinkling, he started his speech with “The last time I was with Lois Lowry, we were in a New York hotel. I was helping her get dressed.” He was ninety-one at the time. All of this floated back into my mind when I found myself rereading, last summer, The Island of the Blue Dolphins. None of it was appropriate to the book’s introduction, of course, and I went on to write, instead, about the power of the story and the magnificence of the writing. Not that anyone needed reminding! There has never been a question about Scott O’Dell’s brilliance as a writer and storyteller. But it’s nice to have a chance, here, to tell an audience that he was also a sweet and funny man.

Lois Lowry

(Photo © Neil Giordano)


Product Features

  • Gripping tale of karana’s survival, strength, and courage amidst vivid descriptions of island life
  • Recommended for grades 2-5
  • 192 pages

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3-Drawer Armoire and Wardrobe

Hand crafted. Skip-peeled by hand using old fashioned draw knives. Heirloom quality. Durable build, fit finish. Solid wood, edge glued panels. Full extension drawer slides. Three drawers. Can be used for variety of purposes from wardrobe storage to securely displaying television monitor or display. Full extension and ball bearing slides. 1 in. removable dowel spans width of inside to allow for hanging of clothing. Warranty: 20 years limited. Made from solid and genuine lodge pole pine wood. Unfinished. Made in USA. No assembly required. Drawers: 33 in. W x 17 in. H. Storage area: 39 in. W x 21 in. D x 40 in. H. Overall: 42 in. W x 24 in. D x 72 in. H (180 lbs.).

Product Features

  • Hand crafted
  • Skip-peeled by hand using old fashioned draw knives
  • Heirloom quality
  • Durable build, fit finish
  • Solid wood, edge glued panels

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MarqART Wood Art Dog Box – Handmade in USA – Unmatched Quality – Unique, No Two are The Same – Original Work of Wood Art (#4146 Happy Dog 4x5x1.5)

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► Unmatched Quality: Handcrafted – not some cheap foreign import that will arrive broken, scratched, marred or smelling of chemicals.

► Original Work of Art – No two are the same: If you put 100 or 1,000 of the same design next to each other, each one would be different from all of the others. This is because each wood shown has its own unique wood grain pattern and color.

► Label comes with each creation: A label comes inside each box that explains the wood species used in its creation.

Description:
– Outside wood has a satin lacquer finish, the bottom has tan velvet to prevent scratches.
– Inside walls are lacquer finished, inside bottom is black velvet to protect your fine jewelry.
– We use environmentally friendly Rubberwood [mature plantation trees that are no longer able to produce latex].

Size:
– Exterior: 4 x 5.25 x 1.5 Inches
– Interior: 3.4 x 4.9 x 0.7 Inches

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Product Features

  • ► Unmatched Quality . . ► Sturdy Construction – Designed and Built to last a Lifetime
  • ► An Original work of Art – No two are the same. . ► Using Sustainable Forest Resources
  • ► Hand Made in the USA – Not some cheap foreign import. . . . . ► Size: 4x5x1.5 Inches
  • ► This Design shows 37 individual pieces and 14 unique wood species.
  • ► We are a small, family run business. We are proud of our work & we stand behind it.

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