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Dragons in the Waters (1976) [Novel]
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Thirteen-year-old Simon Renier has no idea when he boards the M.S. Orion with his cousin Forsyth Phair that the journey will take him not only to Venezuela, but into his past as well. His original plan -- to return a family heirloom, a portrait of Simon Bolivar, to its rightful place -- is side-tracked when cousin Forsyth is found murdered. Then, when the portrait is stolen, all passengers and crew become suspect.

Simon's newfound friends, Poly and Charles O'Keefe, and their scientist father help Simon to confront the dangers that threaten him. But Simon alone must face up to his fears. What has happened to the treasured portrait? And who among them is responsible for the theft -- and the murder?

Original title: Dragons in the Waters
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionChildren & Young Adult

Edition #1: Dragons in the Waters

Dragons in the Waters (1976)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "There is enough adventure in DRAGONS IN THE WATERS to make Nancy Drew and her chums squirm... The plot... is complex... The narrative is an intriguing mixture of contemporary allusions and gothic mystery... a credit to the author's skill." The New York Times Book Review
  • "L'Engle writes a taut, intricately layered novel charged with suspenseful twists and faceted into a thoughtful yet climactic conclusion. As in her other books, the power of love and the cohesive force of caring are underlying themes." Booklist (starred review)
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Manifested in:

Dragons in the Waters (July 15, 1982)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0440917190
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 0.6 in
Pages: 336

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Dragons in the Waters (April 1, 1976)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374318689
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.5 x 1.2 in
Pages: 304

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