Why the Oyster Has the Pearl

Why the Oyster Has the Pearl


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781455614608
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 802,407
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Johnette Downing is an award-winning and internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her many accolades include eight Parents' Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and five National Parenting Publication Awards. She wrote and/or illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud, How to Dress a Po' Boy, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, Macarooned on a Dessert Island, The Fifolet, and other Pelican titles. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

BETHANNE HILL is an artist whose work has appeared in books, CDs, and other media. She holds a BFA in painting and sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College and is a graduate of the visual arts department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

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