This enduring, classic fable told in Steinbeck’s characteristic style detailing human greed should be shared with every classroom. For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dreams blind him to the greed that the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors. Peace and happiness are things that cannot be bought with wealth, as this classic so clearly illustrates.
- Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 1 week in American Literature, 1 week in Year 4 Rhetoric Literature, 1 week in Year 4 Honors Rhetoric Literature.
- Tapestry of Grace families: Read for 1 week in Year 4 Unit 2.