The king and the pearl


In a sad, famine-struck land, a king finds a beautiful pearl to make a ring. By giving a ring to the queen, he hopes his gift will lift her spirits. From the king's kind gesture, the queen imagines a way to help all the people in their land, which is the only thing that will make the queen truly happy.

Retold by Jeffrey L. Williams

Publisher: Hameray

Fables & the Real World is a unique series that pairs each of thirty fables with three nonfiction books for a total of 120 titles (30 fiction and 90 nonfiction). This series is an easy and engaging way for emergent readers to begin comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction texts.