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The Black Pearl
Synopses & Reviews
This lovely library of stellar Newbery Honor-winning novels features four favorite adventures: Scott ODells The Black Pearl (1968), Marion Dane Bauers On My Honor (1987), Karen Cushmans Catherine, Called Birdy (1995), and Gary D. Schmidts Wednesday Wars (2008). All four are the latest paperback editions with updated covers, and the set makes a wonderful gift for the voracious reader. Pair with the Newbery Collection boxed set!
Praise for The Black Pearl:
“Reverberates with . . . proud admiration of the courage of the human spirit.” -Publishers Weekly
Praise for On My Honor:
“A powerful, soul-stirring novel told simply and well.” -Booklist, starred review
Praise for Catherine, Called Birdy:
“Superb historical fiction.” -School Library Journal, starred review
Praise for The Wednesday Wars:
“Schmidt...makes the implausible believable and the everyday momentous...a gentle, hopeful, moving story.” -Booklist, starred review
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 Luzons warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramons courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.
An essential library of four classic Newbery Honor-winning books: The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell; On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer; Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman; and The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt.
A coming-of-age story in which Ramon learns the family art of pearl diving and respect for the legend that surrounds the giant pearl he finds in a sea creature's cave.
This Newbery Honor classic is now available in a digest size. Sixteen-year-old Ramon has just harvested the biggest pearl he has ever seen from an underwater cave where a monster devilfish lurks. But neither Ramon nor his father can foresee the trouble such a gem can bring.
About the Author
Scott O'Dell's books have entertained and enlightened millions of readers, all over the world. The master storyteller and writer has shared his thoughts with young adults in books ranging from historical fiction to gothic romances. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1960 Newbery Medal for his first book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, an award originated and donated by the author to honor distinguished works of historical fiction.
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