When Lucinda's wealthy and powerful father dies, she inherits the Isla del Oro, a small island off the coast of California, where everything is as it was when her grandfather first discovered it a century before. Lucinda is now the wealthiest girl in the world but her guardian forbids her to leave the island, and strange things begin to happen to Lucinda, until she begins to think someone is trying to kill her. But who? Her mysterious guardian? Her handsome fiance? Or the island doctor?
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.44(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 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
This book is an excellent read! Scott O'Dell has such talent and this is certainly an example of it. This book seems to be somewhat modern but it's obviosly not. I can see this story being completely fictional. Yet it has an almost plain setup of truth. Behind the riches of the island and the extravagent originality, this story is followable and exciting in a calm way.