|Edition description:||THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY|
|Product dimensions:||4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Best known for his historical children’s books, Scott O’Dell (1898-1989) received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1972 for his contributions to children’s literature. The Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the true nineteenth century story of a girl left alone on an island for 18 years, won the Newbery Medal in 1961. He was also a Newbery runner-up for three other books: The King’s Fifth, The Black Pearl, and Sing Down the Moon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was assigned 'The Serpent Never Sleeps' for my Reading Class. My teacher hadn't really commented on it, so I wasn't too excited to read it. But never judge a book by it's cover. I started reading 'The Serpent Never Sleeps' the day that I picked it up. From then on, I couldn't put it down! Mr. O'Dell created a masterpiece with this book! I was immediately mesmerized by the fact that I felt I was there with Miss Serena Lynn. I was in the ship on the way to Virginia, I felt the rolling waves. I was there to experience the hunger of the colonists, and the loss of hope. This book is exciting and extremely realistic! It's a tale of adventure, love, and sadness, and I reccomend it to everyone!
This was a good story, but it left a few loose ends for me- especially since I expected a certain character to make a reappearance. I also wasn't as interested in its subject matter- Pocahontas. Serena ends up sailing to James town to follow her love, but goes on a mission for Pocahontas, who is sort of the focus, but not really. I would have liked a little more clarity.
This is very good