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The Pearl

by John Steinbeck


“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1993
ISBN-13 9780140177374
ISBN-10 014017737X
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Books
Subject Fiction
File Size 37 MB
Number of Pages 96
Shelf No. KM768
Grade Range 12-13
Ages 18-99
Lexile 1010L
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