The Silent One is Jonasi, sent from the sea as a baby to grow up in an isolated Pacific village. Separated from the villagers by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle. However, the superstitious villagers see both Jonasi and the turtle as evil spirits. A series of natural disasters and a struggle for leadership within the village sweep Jonasi toward his strange destiny.

The Silent One, 2001, Puffin, Auckland

ISBN-13: 9780141310619

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The silent one 1984, Whitcoulls, Christchurch :: London

ISBN-13: 9780723307396

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Silent One 1982, Methuen Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780416221107

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The Silent One 1981, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN-13: 9780394947617

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The silent one 1981, Whitcoulls, Christchurch, N.Z. :: London

ISBN-13: 9780723306306

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