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The Pearl Lagoon

4.31  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Very engaging tale of the South Seas, by the author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," who was quite familiar with the area. Good boy reading, especially.
224 pages
Published (first published 1924)
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James
Nov 11, 2011 James rated it it was amazing
When I was a kid, any truly respectable stretch of coast in Santa Barbara, any reputable expanse of sand with a good name and a suitably high opinion of itself, began to attract its own elite coterie of surf bums. Suddenly the waters off points such as Miramar, reefs such as Hammond’s, coves such as Campus, and river mouths such as Rincon found themselves a-bob with blond-haired boys astride surfboards, awaiting waves. At one secluded beach, where vast lawns and orchards aflutter with butterflie ...more
Bonsaiforlife
Aug 15, 2010 Bonsaiforlife rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, own, nautical
This book was great. I remembered why Nordhoff and Hall are my favorite authors. The stories they tell are full of detail and adventure. This one was written back in the 20's so its nice to hear a story told in the language and technology of back then. This story was about a young boy that got to go to the south pacific with his uncle and dive for pearls. It was full of adventure and makes me feel like it could have been something I would like to have done. Just a great book.
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Feb 12, 2014 Rob Tonkinson rated it it was amazing
This is just a great tale. I first heard this book read by my sixth grade teacher in elementary school. It is still one of my favorite books. It has a great combination of adventure and historical and cultural detail. Some may take offense at racial references, but I think the author shows a great deal of respect for the cultural differences, particularly for the time when it was written.
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I got this little book when I was in jr high and love it

This story takes place on early California history. It's about a boy who goes on trip to the South Pacific with his uncle.
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This describes the 20th century novelist, most famous for Mutiny on the Bounty. For the 19th century journalist and author, see Charles Nordhoff.

Charles Bernard Nordhoff was an English-born American novelist and traveler.
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