The Pearl Diver

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Stacey International, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 56 pages
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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. Beautifully told and charmingly illustrated, this story will appeal to readers of between six and ten, or as a picture-book for younger children.

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Interesting back story of the pearling industry in the gulf while following a young boy's journey into maturity. Very detailed with pretty, dreamy water color illustrations. Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Author of The Cheetahs Tale, A Gift of the Sands, One Humpy Grumpy Camel, A is for Arabia, and The Pearl Diver. She first went to the Middle East in 1975, where she was swift to develop her skills as a scuba diver. She now divides her time between Dubai and an old watermill in Worcestershire. She is married with two children and a granddaughter and she enjoys writing and acting.

Patricia Al-Fakhri is well-known as an artist and teacher in Dubai where she has lived for over 20 years. She has had many exhibitions and her work can be seen in public places and galleries throughout the Emriates

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