Interactive Maps

The island portrayed in Island of the Blue Dolphins is both similar to and very different from the real San Nicolas Island.

The map layers provided allow you to explore Karana's world, created by Scott O'Dell, as well as the world of the present-day San Nicolas, including plants, animals, and natural features found there.

As you Follow the Story, you will have many opportunities to link to these maps in order to better understand island geography and environment as they connect to Karana's own experiences.

Last updated: May 13, 2017