Why the Oyster Has the Pearl (Hardcover)

By Johnette Downing, Bethanne Hill (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, 9781455614608, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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A trickster tale about generosity. A long time ago, the Oyster was not only generous and kind; he was also the keeper of all the gems in the world. Whenever any type of creature would come to him in need, the Oyster would share his jewels without hesitation. One day, a very greedy snake hatches a plan to shift the balance of wealth in the sea. But he's in for a surprise when he tests the limits of the Oyster's generosity.