Peter Lourie First Dive to Shark Dive

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First Dive to Shark Dive

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Suzanna and her father, Peter, head to Andros Island, a diving paradise in the Caribbean. There, she learns the basics of scuba diving and eventually swims with fifteen reef sharks in this lively true underwater adventure.

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Peter Lourie has written many books for young readers, which have won numerous honors, including Notable Book from the National Council for the Social Studies, the John Burroughs Nature Award, and the prestigious Eco Award of Excellence from the Natural Resource Defense Council. He lives in Weybridge, Vermont.

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Grade 4-8–A seven-day father-daughter vacation on a remote Bahamian island is chronicled in clear language and full-color, glossy photographs with vivid colors and details. Suzanna wants to become a certified scuba diver and swim with the sharks. Along the way her father, the author, uses her story to describe how a person becomes certified. Readers follow the 12-year-old from her first dive in a pool to her dive with 17 sharks. The history and superstitions of Andros are also explored as the Louries sightsee when they are not in the water. The language and style add to the feeling that this is a personal travel journal. Suzanna's thoughts supplement her father's journal. Students interested in scuba diving will be enthralled by the book and wish they could go on such a vacation. Shark enthusiasts will also enjoy reading about the girl's experiences with these animals.–Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA
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