Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Random House Children's Books; Paperback
Newbery Award Winner (1961)
This is the remarkable story of an American Indian girl, Karana, who jumped ship during the evacuation of an island off the coast of California to care for her brother who had been abandoned on the island. This beautifully written novel is about how Karana cared for herself and found contentment in her solitary life after her brother dies.