The Black Pearl

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 9, 1967 - Young Adult Fiction - 144 pages
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From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. No diver, not even the swaggering Gaspar Ruiz, has ever found a pearl like this!
   But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon’s warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramon’s courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.

 

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User Review  - bell7 - LibraryThing

At the age of sixteen, Ramon Salazar is ready to enter into the pearl business. His father starts him off learning the books and weighing the pearls, but what Ramon really wants to do is dive. He ... Read full review

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Set in the city of La Paz, Baja that the California Sur, Mexico at some unspecified time in the past, The Black Pearl centres on the alleged fortune of finding a very large and valuable pearl. At 16 ... Read full review

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Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.

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