The Pearl Diver coverFirst published in 2003, The Pearl Diver is the story of Saeed, a six-year-old boy and his father Abdullah, one of the finest pearl divers in the Arabian Gulf.

Beautifully told and charmingly illustrated, this story will appeal to readers of between six and ten, or as a picture-book for younger children.

Written by Julia Johnson – author of The Cheetah’s Tale, A Gift of the Sands, One Humpy Grumpy Camel, and A is for Arabia.

Illustrated by Patricia Al-Fakhri – illustrator of Elvis the Camel and Fizza the Flamingo.

The Pearl Diver is a suggested resource in Hamilton Trust’s Key Stage 2 unit on stories from other cultures.