LITTLE SPONGE FISHERMAN by Florence Wightman Rowland

LITTLE SPONGE FISHERMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How Nicasio, after reflecting long upon the plight of his family about to go hungry because of the illness of his father, ""the best hooker on Mindanao, one of the Philippine Islands,"" demonstrates that there's more than one way to secure a sponge. Having lost his pole trying to reach down like his father, he swims to the bottom weighted with a stone (like the people on Uncle Berto's island) and brings up a haul sufficient to buy food until his father's recovery. A manual, and laborious.

Pub Date: July 31st, 1969
Publisher: Putnam