The Pearl Diver
Saeed is going to learn how to dive – his father has promised to teach him! It is the start of the pearling season and this is his first trip out on the waters of the Arabian Gulf. Leaving the rest of his family behind on the shore, Saeed and his father join the crew of a pearling dhow and set out to spend the hot summer months on the high seas. He learns how the pearl divers hunt for the treasure...
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Medina Publishing (September 25, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10 inches
Amazon Rank: 444052
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“We think of Dubai as the ultra-modern, glamorous new Arabia, but Julia Johnson's book is a reminder of its past. Even in recent times, before the oil, the riches of the Gulf were fish - and pearls. There has always been something magic about pearl...”
of the seabed, and discovers the secrets and dangers of the sea.This delightful story, carefully researched from oral and written sources – some dating from more than 150 years ago – offers an insight into the way of life that sustained the Arabian Gulf right up until the discovery of oil. The winning charm of Patricia Al Fakhri’swatercolors combine with Julia Johnson’s narrative to make The Pearl Diver a perennial favorite with children aged 8 to 12.Since its first publication in 2003, it has sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide.The Pearl Diver is a suggested resource in Hamilton Trust’s Key Stage 2 unit on stories from other cultures.