Shark Beneath the Reef

Paperback | April 15, 1991

byJean Craighead George

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Like his father and grandfather before him, 14-year-old Tomás 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. Tomás's family want him to stay in school. But Tomás knows he will be more help to them if he leaves school now to become a fisherman. Should he drop out?

The choice is Tomás alone -- a difficult one for a boy just becoming a man. It is only underwater, in a confrontation with the fisherman's greatest prize and worst enemy, that Tomás finds the strength to make his decision.

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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 h...

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Like his father and grandfather before him, 14-year-old Tomás 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. Tomás's family want him to stay in school. But Tomás knows he wi...

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 Chappaq...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.38 inPublished:April 15, 1991Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064403084

ISBN - 13:9780064403085

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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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.

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"George appeals to all the senses...Excellent writing; a fine portrait of a unique region; an involving, well-crafted story."--" The Kirkus Reviews