Kino and Juana are poor, and their difficulties are made worse when their baby son is bitten by a scorpion. When Kino finds a large pearl, they believe their prayers have been answered and that they will be able to buy medical help. But the pearl brings only greed and violence... Extra grammar and vocabulary exercises. Points for Understanding comprehension questions. Glossary of difficult vocabulary. Free resources including worksheets, tests and author data sheets. Audio CD available for this title.
Retold by M.J.Paine.