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In this sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins, Zia is the young niece of Karana, the American Indian woman who was stranded on an island for 18 years. Zia and her younger brother Mando are orphans living in a California missionary. They are convinced that Karana is still alive on the island. They decide to rescue her by canoeing out to the island, a dangerous journey that will take several days. Can they survive the adventure, and will they find their lost aunt Karana?
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 7-10 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   struggle to reach landmark

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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