the aura of a legend, the inttensity of a vision, the headlong force of stripped-down keyed-up fiction
A 16-year-old boy does battle with an enormous devilfish that guards a rare, black pearl. PW said this 1968 Newbery Honor Book reverberates with "proud admiration of the courage of the human spirit." --Publishers Weekly
My seventh grade lit teacher read us this book, and nearly the entire class loved it. If you like Island of the Blue Dolphins, you will like this book as well.
1967 Award winning title from noted author Scott O'Dell. Still worth reading.
16 year old Ramon hunts for the Manta Diablo, the Devilfish. But he runs into more trouble than he bargained for. . . classic Scott O'Dell.
It's not just any pearl Ramon finds when he pulls up an oyster from an underwater cave where the devilfish lurks. No one can foresee the trouble such a fabulous gem can bring. It's up to young Ramon to stop the monster he has unleashed.
Newbery Honor Award book.
softcover, story about 16-y.o.Ramon who finds this beautiful pearl in the underwater cave where Manta Diablo, the monster devilfish lurks.
The book I have is the 1967 publication. The cover is different.