The Diving Bell

The Diving Bell

by Todd Strasser


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The Diving Bell by Todd Strasser

Culca longs to dive, but girls on her native take care of the men. The divers are essential to the survival of the village as the pearls and shells they gather are used for trading. All is not well, however. When Spanish ships full of gold sink in a storm, the divers are taken to recover the treasure, and Culca uses her nimble wits and unflagging bravery to save her brother's life. Female roles and Spanish Colonial exploration of land and people are the themes of this story. Culca comes through as a strong female voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595344918
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2005
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Todd Strasser is the author of more than 130 books for teens and middle graders including The Diving Bell and the Help! I’m Trapped In … series, as well as numerous award-winning YA novels including The Accident, The Wave, Give A Boy A Gun, Boot Camp, and If I Grow Up. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and several have been adapted into feature films. He has also written for television, newspapers, and magazines such as The New Yorker, Esquire, and The New York Times. His most recent novel is the YA thriller, Blood on My Hands.

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
akcharity More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite books. Easy enough for elementary-aged readers. I remember reading it back then and how easy it was to imagine myself underwater with the main character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Diving Bell was a very exciting book. Culca strives to dive with her brother Tulone,but on her native island the woman must take care of the men. and therefor they wouldn't alow Culca to dive with the men.When the Spanishcome to the native island for gold, their ship sunk in a storm, and so the divers on the island had to dive down and and come back up with the treasures that sunk with the ship. Culca comes up with an amazing idea to make a diving bell that will help the divers breathe, as she strives to help her brother stay alive.