• John Steinbeck was born on February
27, 1902. He died on December 20, 1986.
• John Steinbeck is an American writer.
• The books that John Steinbeck wrote were
The Pearl, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of
• The plot summary of the book is in the beginning
Kino, Juana, and Coyotito had a happy life.
• Then one day Coyotito got stung by scorpion.
• The family went to the doctor and he didn’t help them.
• Kino dove for a pearl and he found “The Pearl of the World”
• Kino’s world has changed forever.
• The Doctor is a cruel man. He wanted the pearl
from Kino to go to Paris again.
• The Doctor wanted the pearl no matter what.
• Juana is loyal and submissive. Loves her
husband but disagrees with his actions.
• Kino is a man that loves his family and has
loyalty to the traditions of his village and his
• Juan Tomas is Kino’s little brother. He has four
kids and a wife. He is smart and kind.
• The Priest tricked Kino into giving him money
to fix the church.
• The Pearl Buyers they tried to trick
Kino. They wanted to get the pearl
for a cheap price.
What I learned from the book is
don’t let greed overpower you.
• A pearl is formed by a oyster.
• It takes a pearl 2-7 years to form.
• The pearl is a gemstone of June.
• Pearls are made by living animals
• Pearls are like snowflakes, none are alike.