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Scott O'Dell

(Odell Gabriel Scott)
USA (1898 - 1989)

Scott O'Dell's books have entertained and enlightened millions of readers around the world. Children with a thirst for adventure and a love of nature are drawn to his stories of young people, whose survival depends on their determination and self-reliance. He has been called "the foremost American writer of children's historical fiction." Although he is best known for stories set in the past, his books include gothic romances, nonfiction, and stories of contemporary life.

Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell's first book for young readers, remains the most popular and best-loved of his books. This timeless tale of a girl stranded on a Pacific island has been translated into 23 languages, delighting children in cultures as different as Iran and Israel, Brazil and Bulgaria, China and Czechoslovakia.

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