Friday, March 2, 2012

Butterfly Lion

Today we finished reading Michael Morpurgo's
Butterfly Lion
with the grade 4/5's.

Here are some questions we pondered.  Please join the conversation by adding your ideas in the comments section.

We talked about animals in captivity and especially those in a circus like Le Prince Blanc. Did Bertie's dad do the right thing and sell the white lion to Monsieur Merlot?  Why or why not? 

Did Bertie's obsession for finding The White Prince help or hurt his recovery after he was injured in the war?

We debated if Jack's experience with Bertie's wife was real or imagined?  Students came up with great reasoning for both.  What do you think?