The Amphibian Book Summary and Study Guide

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A strange sea creature appeared in Rio de la Plata bay. It was half man and half frog, which made strange sounds at night and slashed through fishing nets. When the pearl divers on board his schooner saw the sea creature riding a dolphin, Pedro Zurito decided to catch it with a net and force it to dive for pearls. He almost succeeded, but the sea creature cut through the net at the last moment and swam away. Then he and his helper, Baltazar, dived in the cave where the sea creature lived, and found a tunnel with its entrance blocked by a steel gate. Baltazar found out that the gate led to a famous surgeon's, Dr. Salvador's, plot. Pedro Zurito sent Baltazar's brother, Christo, as a spy to Dr. Salvador, in the form of a grandfather with a sick granddaughter.
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Soon Christo was working for Dr. Salvador, and he found out that the sea creature was actually Dr. Salvador's son, (Or, as it turns out later, his adopted son,) Ichthyander, who had been given the ability to live underwater through an operation.

One day when Ichthyander was swimming in the sea, he rescued a young woman from drowning. He fell in love, and managed to win her friendship. Little did he know that Pedro Zurito wanted to marry her, even though she hated him.

In the end Pedro Zurito kidnapped the young woman. Ichthyander heard about this and set out to rescue her. But, he did not succeed. Pedro Zurito caught him, took him on board his schooner and forced him to dive for pearls. Dr. Salvador heard about this and tried to rescue Ichthyander...
The review of this Book prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

A doctor alters the lifeform of a boy enabling it to live in water and on land. The boy grow up and falls in love with a young girl and spends more time on land. A wealthy man expects the girls hand and brings more trouble to the boy, meanwhile his health deteriorates as he spends more time on land.
The review of this Book prepared by Sayomi Ehelepola

The main character is a young man who was given the ability to live under water for some time through a surgery. He met a young girl and fell in love, but a wealthy man wants her as a wife. He captures the main character and makes him find pearls.
The review of this Book prepared by irina

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Given added abilities Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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