Sheilamae O'HaraWhen Billy and Shawn win scuba gear, Billy is convinced they will discover sunken treasure in the Gulf of Mexico. A dolphin leads them to something more exciting--an underwater station where aliens are cultivating trees for replanting on their own planet. Making friends with an alien their own age, the boys become aware of the danger Earth faces from misuse and pollution. Meanwhile, another boy tells them about mysterious happenings on a nearby island. The three boys team up and eventually discover that toxic wastes are being dumped in the gulf. They report this, and it's brought to a stop about the time the underwater arboretum is shut down and the aliens depart. Shawn and Billy giggle and wink so often that the reader forms a picture of two cretins with facial tics. But the plot is fast paced, and any book that has aliens, sunken treasure, a friendly dolphin, dangerous polluters, mutant eels, and interplantary space vehicles needs only a brief booktalk to be a hit with middle-graders.
- Eakin Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 11 Years
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this man was my 6th grade science teacher and he taught us how to love everything and how to have fun with learning... and every book he has written has a exciting adventure.
This outstanding book is about Billy and Shawn, two teenage boys who love to scuba dive. While swimming they meet a dolphin friend which they name Cloud. Cloud brings them to an underwater dome and the boys meet Lanor, an alien boy from the planet Lios. Together they endure many adventures while learning about each other's worlds. I highly recommend this book to all.
the authors wife was my teacher in the 8th grade. she showed me the books and opened me to a world i now know and love. i would recomend these books to everyone