Engaging and authentic historical fiction set in the Torres Strait
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 1898, and young boys are being coerced, even kidnapped to work in the pearl-shell trade. Thirteen-year-old Sario fears the white man, but he's excited by the idea of pump-diving and walking the deep ocean floor ... until dangers far worse, come to haunt him.
***** Winner Book of the Year 2016 - Speech Pathology Australia Award
best book for Language and Literacy Development - Indigenous Books for Children
**** Notable Book of the Year 2017 - Younger Readers - Children's Book Council of Australia
*** Shortlisted Crystal Kite Award 2017 - Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
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Research is thorough and results in a very educational novel.
Includes a timeline, a glossary of the expressions and a map.
I learnt a great deal while reading The Pearl-shell Diver.
Katy Gerner for Reading Time
The Children's Book Council of Australia