The Black Pearl by Scott ODellRamon cannot believe what he has just found in an oyster hes brought up from an underwater cave where the Manta Diablo, the monster devilfish, lurks. Ramon is holding a pearl. Not just any pearl, but the most fabulous gem he or anyone else has ever seen.But neither sixteen-year-old Ramon nor his father foresees the trouble that such a pearl can bring. It will be young Ramon who must stop the monster he has unleashed.
ISBN 13: 9780440228868
A sixteen-year-old boy relates his discovery of the Pearl of Heaven and his near-fatal encounter with the feared sea monster, Manta Diablo. Old Salazar held the pearl to the light and turned it around and around. He gave it to his son, who had found the pearl in the underwater cave of the lagoon. When the pearl merchants wouldn't meet his price, Blas Salazar presented the fabulous gem to the Madonna of the church of La Paz. But there were others who believed a curse had surely been brought down upon Salazar and Son and their fleet, for the Manat Diablo, monster devilfish, would reclaim his treasure. Ramon cannot believe what he has just found in an oyster he's brought up from an underwater cave where the Manta Diable, the monster devilfish, lurks.
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The Black Pearl is a young adult novel by Scott O'Dell first published in about the coming of age of the son of a pearl dealer. Ramon Salazar finds a black pearl so beautiful that his father is certain Ramon has found the fabled Pearl of Heaven. This find will bring renown to their town, and to the Salazar name. But the villagers believe that, in taking the pearl, Ramon has angered Diablo, a demon in the shape of a manta ray. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources.