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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395069615
Author:
Johnson, Milton
Author:
Johnson, Milton
Author:
Cushman, Karen
Author:
O'Dell, Scott
Author:
Bauer, Marion Dane
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Baja california (mexico)
Subject:
Pearl fisheries
Subject:
Baja California (Mexico) Fiction.
Subject:
Pearl diving
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Pearls
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
September 1967
Binding:
quantity of a single item, or quantities of two or more separate items, packaged
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.28 lb
Age Level:
from 12

Related Subjects

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Children's » Awards » Newbery Award Winners
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The Black Pearl
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Product details 144 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395069615 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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