by Scott O'Dell

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For many generations, the men in Alexandra's family have been sponge divers — first on the Greek island of Kalymnos and now in the Florida village of Tarpon Springs. Diving has always been considered a man's job by Alexandra's family — dangerous and demanding. But when tragedy strikes, Alexandra decides to become a sponge diver herself despite her family's objections. And she learns that as dangerous as the underwater world can be, there are always more dangers waiting on shore . . .

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ISBN-13: 9780449701355
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/12/1985
Pages: 128
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Scott O'Dell was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 23, 1898. He attended Occidental College, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Stanford University, and the University of Rome. O’Dell worked as a technical director for Paramount, a cameraman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a book editor of a Los Angeles newspaper before serving in the United States Air Force during World War II. The recipient of numerous book awards, he established the Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction in 1981. He died on October 15, 1989.

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Alexandra 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very good book, except i don't really like the ending... it's about a girl named Alexandra, who is in high school, and her father dies from some case of the bends, which you came get from diving, and they don't have enough money, so Alexandra goes out sponge diving with her grandfather and discovers that someone is hiding cocaine in the sponge they are selling. An exciting read.