The Pearl
The Pearl
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Annotation: A beautiful story about the disaster which a giant pearl brings to a simple man and his family.
Genre: [Classics]
Catalog Number: #231201
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1945
Edition Date: 1992
Pages: 90 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-14-017737-X Perma-Bound: 0-8479-3151-X
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-14-017737-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8479-3151-4
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 18 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 25,845
Reading Level: 7.1
Interest Level: 9+
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.1 / points: 4.0 / quiz: 7119 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.4 / points:7.0 / quiz:Q08942
Lexile: 1010L
Guided Reading Level: Z
Fountas & Pinnell: Z

Teacher's Guide: Pearl Teacher's Guide

“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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