Zia

Version: Unabridged
Author: Scott O'Dell
Narrator: Jessica Almasy
Genres: North America, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: December 2012
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 24 minutes
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Overview

Karana stood looking at me through the iron bars. She must have known me at once because I looked like her sister. She touched my hand and held it for a moment. For years, Zia has dreamt of going to the Island of the Blue Dolphins to find her aunt Karana, her dead mother's sister who was left alone on the island nearly twenty years ago. It's the reason Zia came to the Santa Barbara Mission in the first place. The reason she braves the treacherous ocean waters again and again to rescue Karana herself. But every time she tries, she fails. Finally, Zia's aunt is brought to her. Finally, her greatest dream has come true. But sometimes the reality is not nearly as sweet as the dream. When Island of the Blue Dolphins was published in 1960, fans asked what happened to Karana after she left the island. Zia tells those facts so far as they are known from the point of view of a girl who has her own story to tell. Bound to be among the outstanding books of the year.

Author Details

Author Details

O'Dell, Scott

Scott Oa (TM)Dell (1898a "1989), one of the most respected aScott Oa (TM)Dell (1898a "1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, thuthors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Auree Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a bodythor Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of hi of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of hi