Gr. 5-8. Karana, marooned on an island for 18 years, survives through her skill and intelligence while developing a love and respect for the natural world. An author's note describes the actual incident on which the story is based.
Gr. 4-8. Karana, an Indian girl, lives resourcefully alone on an island off the coast of California for 18 years after her tribe leaves following an attack by Aleutian hunters.
Gr. 6-9. In the early 1800s off the coast of California, a 12-year-old girl survives alone on an island for 18 years.