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The Pearl – John Steinbeck

Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull’s egg, as “perfect as the moon.” With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security….

 

Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a seagull who is bored with daily squabbles over food. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying, until finally his unwillingness to conform results in his expulsion. An outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities as he leads a peaceful and happy life.

 

Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

A young man leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.

 

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – Dr Seuss

In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us – from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps – encouraging us to take life in our stride! With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years.

 

The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway

This is the story of a battle between an ageing, experienced fisherman, Santiago, and a large marlin. The story opens with Santiago having gone 84 days without catching a fish, and now being seen as ‘salao’, the worst form of unluckiness.