Item description for Alexandra (Cuatro Vientos) by Carmen Andrada Scott O'Dell...
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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Paragon of Scott O'Dell Books May 3, 2002
Scott O'Dell has 2 specialities: headstrong heroines who believe women can do anything men can do and the sea. Alexandra has both. With vivid descriptions of the coral reef and under the sea and Alexandra's adventures with dangerous crew members, logerhead turtles, jeering from the neighbors, her father's death, drug smugglers, and (WORST OF ALL) her mother's reluctance, this book is a definite must read.
Great Book Oct 8, 1997
This was a wonderful book I couldn't put it down as soon as started, I recommend this book especally if you live in or near Tarpon Springs,Florida.