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 dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
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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.
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.