The Diving Bell

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iUniverse, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 170 pages
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Culca longs to dive, but girls on her native take care of the men. The divers are essential to the survival of the village as the pearls and shells they gather are used for trading. All is not well, however. When Spanish ships full of gold sink in a storm, the divers are taken to recover the treasure, and Culca uses her nimble wits and unflagging bravery to save her brother's life. Female roles and Spanish Colonial exploration of land and people are the themes of this story. Culca comes through as a strong female voice.
 

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THE DIVING BELL

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Strasser notes that history records the first use of diving bells by 16th-century Caribbeans trying to salvage treasure from sunken Spanish ships; in this novel, unfortunately, he stretches credulity ... Read full review

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this book is touching so far i love it

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
14
Section 4
25
Section 5
31
Section 6
43
Section 7
49
Section 8
57
Section 12
83
Section 13
89
Section 14
96
Section 15
104
Section 16
114
Section 17
122
Section 18
128
Section 19
136

Section 9
65
Section 10
71
Section 11
77
Section 20
144
Section 21
150
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