Facts About John Steinbeck
Died: December 20, 1968 (aged 66)
New York City, United States
Had a Pulitzer Prize winning novel called The
Grapes Of Wrath
Born: John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr.
February 27, 1902
The story takes place in a small village of La Pez in Mexico. A poor diver named
Kino gathers pearls to provide for his wife Juana and Baby Coyotito.
One day Kino’s son got horribly bitten by a scorpion. When the doctors refuse to
Kino and his wife go out to the estuary and while Juana puts a seaweed treatment
on his shoulder Kino dives soon to realize that he found the pearl of the world.
Kino is astonished by the sudden wealth and starts thinking about his families
future. Unlike Kino, Juana believes that the pearl is full of evil.
The formation of a natural pearl begins when a foreign
substance slips into the oyster between the mantle and
the shell, which irritate-s the mantle.
People today use pearls to sells as jewelry like
necklaces, rings, and earrings.
•Baja California Mexico is the Secondlongest peninsula on earth.
•The Scorpion doesn’t have good vision
in spite of the fact that it has so many
eyes. They have at least 6 but they can
have as many as 12.
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