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Why the Oyster Has the Pearl
Author: Johnette Downing

ISBN: 9781455614608
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 28 September 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 22.1 x 1.3
"Take what you need and leave the rest," is the refrain of this original trickster tale.

In the old days, all of the world's wealth was kept by the Oyster. Anyone who requested jewels that he guarded was met with the same generous refrain, and they took only what they needed. But what happens when Snake takes more than needed and that balance is threatened? Will the Oyster shed his gentle nature or will the treacherous Snake choke on his own greed?

About the Author

Johnette Downing is an award-winning, internationally recognized singer/songwriter who performs original children's music. Her many accolades include six Parents' Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and an Imagination Award. The author of nine books, she wrote and illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane, and Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud and authored Chef Creole, Down in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Texas, and Today Is Monday in New York. She lives in New Orleans, Loui...

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