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The pearl


0141312556 / 9780141312552
Out of print
20 cm 118p. : ill.
teenage  Learn More
Quiz No: 200329, Points 4.00, Book Level 7.10,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: U.S.: Viking, 1947; London: Heinemann, 1948.

This moving parable of wealth and the evil it can bring is based on a Mexican folktale.

The simple life of Kino, a pearl fisher, changes for ever when he finds a great pearl, a pearl as large as a seagull's egg.

The story is of the finding of the pearl, the dreams it represents and its loss.

Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and in himself - and the promise of great wealth and a better life for Kino and his family brings nothing but misfortune and enemies.


Y Children's, Teenage & educational

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