The Pearl Diver

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The Pearl Diver

By Julia Johnson; Patricia Al-Fakhri (Illustrator)

Stacey International Publishers, Paperback, 9781906768881, 56pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2012

Description
This is the story of Saeed, a six year old boy and his father Abdullah, one of the finest pearl divers in the Arabian Gulf. We follow Saeed on his first adventure out to sea with his father and the rest of the divers. Saeed learns to dive and discovers the beauty and danger of the world beneath the waves. The sambuk and its divers encounter stormy seas and aggressive sharks, but the story ends happily, as they return home, having secured a rich haul.