Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10X5.423678
From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. No diver, not even the swaggering Gaspar Ruiz, has ever found a pearl like this!

But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon’s warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramon’s courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published on September 9, 1967 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0395069610
ISBN-13: 9780395069615
4 Book Reviews
  • purplepearls
    purplepearls8 months55 stars
    This book was great. I read it a while ago. I barely remember, but it was creepy in a good way.
    • joes
      joesalmost 7 years55 stars
      This book is super detailed I totally recomend it. The reason I liked it is because it was so deatailed.
      • donutgirl234
        donutgirl234over 9 years44 stars
        It's actually one of the best books I've ever read. I just am not obsessed with it.
        • mermaid101abc
          mermaid101abcalmost 10 years
          really good book