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The Beautiful Necklace

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4
Page count: 5



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Story Summary

Izzie wants to hear the story of the beautiful necklace, and her grandmother begins; "Long age, your ancestors lived on the island of Kiriwina, in the deep blue Pacific Ocean." In the Kula ring, the regional exchange of shells between islands, Kaibola receives the most beautiful necklace ever seen in the islands. Its beauty is so great, he can't let it go until it loses its luster and he realizes he must let it reenter the Kula ring. But it comes full circle and passes down through the generations until is rests radiantly on Izzie's neck. "Long ago, your ancestors..."