A young Indian girl, caught between the traditional world of her mother and the present world of the mission, is helped by her Aunt Karana, whose story was told in Island of the Blue Dolphins.
For a small boat has washed onto the shore of the Blue Beach, and whatever is found on the Blue Beach, belongs to the person who found it. Zia decides that she, with her little brother, Mando, will find the Island of t...more
Island of the Blue Dolphins is a better book than its sequel. But Zia is a book worth reading, especially...more
At first sight, Zia is a teenage girl tried to find her last relative, besides her brother, Karana. The quest to find her aunt who had been living no trace since her mother passed away. Though there weren't tidings about her aunt but Zia still sought persistantly and hoped to see Karana. She got advices from Captain Nidever who had experiences the...more
As a sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins, this falls completely flat. There is little to see of Island's protagonist, Karana. It is better as a novel about the treatment of Indians during the 1800s by non-native peoples, and yet readers may still wonder about the emphasis on Karana if they haven't read Island.
Still, for 4-6th graders I think this would be a...more
Zia is a story about a youg girl who is ditermond to save her ant Karrana from the island of the blue dofins.Eavents cuntinu as the story gets more entens by the page.
most compeling literary elaments are...
.when she is captcherd by a walling ship
.when she is held prisanor and later thretend for imformashion
.when she finally meets karrana
why do you think mando liked working on the ship?
why did karrana not like sleeping in a bed?
This is the story of Zia, Karana's niece from the sister who escaped the island with the rest of the tribe. Zia has moved to a mission close to the Islands of the Blue Dolphins in the hope of rescuing her aunt from the island.
I didn't enjoy it nearly...more
I wish O'Dell would have fleshed out the story by using first person omniscient narration. I wanted to see what Karana thought of being back in civilation. The part of the book when she was brought back from the island seemed rushed. This boo...more
The Genre is Adventure.
Summary:A young Indian girl was caught between the world of her mother and present mission of the world with the help of her Aunt Karana whose story of the Island of the blue dolphins.
The literary element is setting.
1.why was the captain carving a ship?
2.why was the cook so fat?
3.why did Zia go every week in the summer to the beach to see the captain?
I would relate this book to Julie of the wolves and The sign of the beaver.
I have just finished this book and I thought that it was SO good. Like I said before, anyone of any age could read and enjoy at the same time, this book.
From what I can remember of this particular tale, I still see a scene on the shore of a roughly-hewn river bed, and a Native girl of about 13 or so with a shell necklace, wound thickly around her smooth, russet-coloured neck. Alas, this is one children's book that seems to have gone into hiding these days, and a re-read should make me feel silly.