The Question and Answer section for Island of the Blue Dolphins is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I'm sorry, are the two short phrases written in the detail box supposed to be choices?
I recall a Sea Elephant, a otter, and a bird.
The story's climax occurs when Karana leaves the island in her canoe, only to return because it is leaking. This is the point at which Karana realizes the island has truly become her home. The Island of the Blue Dolphins.