The Pearl Diver

The Pearl Diver

by Julia Johnson, Patricia AL FAKHRI
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781900988582
Publisher:
Stacey International
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Pages:
52
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Julia Johnson divides her time between Dubai and an old water mill in Worcestershire, England.

A thirst for adventure took Julia and her architect husband Brian to Dubai in 1975, where she soon became a familiar face reading children’s stories on Dubai Channel 33, subsequently appearing in BBC Television and Radio productions in the UK. She has toured schools in the Emirates and the UK in Theatre-in-Education productions, acted in several stage plays and recorded over 100 audio books.

Since 2001 she has been writing stories for children. The Pearl Diver is recommended by the Hamilton Trust, an online resource provider for schools. The Leopard Boy was awarded a Kirkus star in America, and was endorsed by former UK Children’s Book Laureate and award-winning author, Michael Morpurgo. The Turtle Secret was the winner of the Best International Children’s Book Award at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2014. Julia loves to write stories about the rich and colourful heritage of the Arabian Gulf and Oman, and she tours the region giving talks and workshops. She also visits schools in the UK, and is a regular speaker at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

Illustrator of The Pearl Diver, Elvis the Camel, and Fizza the Flamingo. A well-known artist and teacher, she has lived in Dubai with her husband for over 20 years. She has had many exhibitions and her work can be seen in public places and galleries throughout the Emirates.

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