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The Way Home

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ISBN:
 
978-1-927583-01-2

Publisher:
Second Story Press

Pub Date: 
March 2013

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$ 8.95
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The Way Home

by Becky Citra
 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
 
  1. Oliver had to make a difficult decision to leave Lucky behind. Do you think that was the right decision? Tory also had to make a difficult decision to let Patrick keep Lucky. Do you think that was the right decision? Have you ever had to make a difficult decision? Do you think you made the right decision?
 
  2. Tory struggles with her temper. What kinds of things make you mad? What do you do when you feel angry?
 
  3. Tory loves the pony Lucky. Do you have a pet that you love? What kinds of things do you like to do with your pet? How do you care for it?
 
  4. How would you help a friend who has difficulty reading?
 
 

ACTIVITIES:
 
  1. Make a story map showing Lucky's journey from the farm to Rainbow Ranch.
 
  2. Make a "Missing" poster for Lucky.
 
  3. Draw and colour a picture of the hippie bus at Rainbow Ranch.
 
  4. Do some research on hippies. Find out what kind of clothes they wore, what kind of music they listened to, what they liked to eat and the expressions they used.
 
  5. Make a poster for Forest Fire Safety.
 
  6. Research the history of Smokey the Bear.
   
  7. Make a list of the ten most important things you would take if you were evacuated.
   
  8. Write a letter or an email from Tory to Linda, telling her how she is getting along in
her new foster home.
   
 
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