With the aid of a trained dolphin, this story describes how two children discover a buried treasure trove of gold in the waters of the Caribbean. The author is a journalist for the "Financial Times" and illustrator Mark Hudson won the 1988 Macmillan Prize for a Children's Picture Book.
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Grade 6-9-- Vicky's mother trains dolphins for an aquarium near the Colombian Bell Reef. During a school holiday, Vicky and Daniel, a local teenager who works at the aquarium, stumble upon what may be an undersea treasure. They take a dolphin out to sea with them, and it brings up proof that they have found an important wreck. While the portrayal of dolphins and their training is well done, Vicky and Daniel ' s actions and their consequences are questionable. Their diving feats (all done without equipment) are implausible, and it is difficult to believe that Daniel would not be fired for taking a dolphin without permission. Island life is romanticized , while the poverty of Daniel's family is glossed over. Todd Strasser's Beyond the Reef (Delacorte, 1989) is a more credible and convincing look at treasure hunting. --Susan H. Williamson, Homer-Center School District, PA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Macmillan Childrens Books, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Ex-library book. This is an ex-library book and therefore has stamps throughout. It is also likely to have considerable shelf-ware. It is however still in useable condition, and a great read. Thanks. Nº de ref. de la librería CHL2043831
Descripción Firefly Books, 1990. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-library. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 85347
Descripción Macmillan Children's Books, 1990. Estado de conservación: Good. New edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP65907238
Descripción Macmillan Children's Books. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0333489225I3N00