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The Resource The pearl-shell diver : a story of adventure from the Torres Strait, Kay Crabbe

The pearl-shell diver : a story of adventure from the Torres Strait, Kay Crabbe

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The pearl-shell diver : a story of adventure from the Torres Strait
Title
The pearl-shell diver
Title remainder
a story of adventure from the Torres Strait
Statement of responsibility
Kay Crabbe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sario lives with his family on a remote Torres Strait island, which he never wants to leave - but the winds of change are stirring. The year is 1899 and the pearl-shell trade is at its height. When his father is coerced to join a white trader on his pearling lugger, thirteen-year-old Sario must go to work as a swimming diver to support the family. He can earn more as a pump diver, and is excited by the idea of walking on the sea floor, but the competition is fierce, and the only captain who will take him on runs the worst outfit in the fleet. With the constant danger of shark attack and the storm of the century approaching, can Sario provide for his family and realise his dream?
Summary
When his father is coerced to join a white trader on his pearling lugger, thirteen-year-old Sario must go to work as a swimming diver to support his family, but shark attacks, another young diver named Hiroshi, and the storm of the century stand in his way
Writing style
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10551998
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of adventure from the Torres Strait
Label
The pearl-shell diver : a story of adventure from the Torres Strait, Kay Crabbe
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781760290474
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The pearl-shell diver : a story of adventure from the Torres Strait, Kay Crabbe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781760290474
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print

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