Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 192 pages, 3 × 2.02 × 0.16 in
Published: February 15, 1991
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0064403084
ISBN - 13: 9780064403085
From the Publisher
Like his father and grandfather before
him, 14-year-old TomÃ¡s Torres dreams of catching a great shark in
the Sea of Cortez -- and he will catch it, although there
are other things he should be thinking about. With an education,
her could someday become a marine biologist. TomÃ¡s's family want
him to stay in school. But TomÃ¡s knows he will be more help to
them if he leaves school now to become a fisherman.
Should he drop out?
The choice is TomÃ¡s alone -- a difficult one for a boy just
becoming a man. It is only underwear, in a confrontation with the
fisherman's greatest prize and worst enemy, that TomÃ¡s finds the
strength to make his decision.
About the Author
Jean Craighead George is the author of over eighty books for
children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves
won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and her novel My Side of the
Mountain was a Newbery Honor Book in 1960. She has continued
to write acclaimed picture books and novels that celebrate the
natural world. She lives in Chappaqua, New York, and has had over
173 pets in the time she has lived there, among them geese and
From Our Editors
The author of the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves, now offers the exciting story of 14-year-old Tomas Torres. Torn between staying in schol to achieve his dream of someday becoming a marine biologist, and dropping out to help save his family's business, Tomas's confrontation with a vicious hammerhead shark helps him to make his decision.
"George appeals to all the senses...Excellent writing; a fine portrait of a unique region; an involving, well-crafted story."--" The Kirkus Reviews