Everything you need to understand or teach Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins.
Part history lesson, part social satire, and part self-help book, Tom Robbins's Skinny Legs and All takes the reader on a wild, humorous, and enlightening ride. The story begins with a couple of newlyweds taking a ride in a "turkey." From that point, it is clear that Robbins's work isn't your standard novel. The book is broken up into seven sections, or veils, inspired by the ancient Dance of the Seven Veils. In Skinny Legs and All, the veils mask the keys to happiness. Through his characters and commentaries, Robbins reveals what these veils are.
The main characters are Ellen Cherry Charles, an artist, and her husband, a beer-drinking, regular guy named Randolph "Boomer" Petway. With Boomer in the middle, Ellen Cherry is on the side of art and beauty, with the Reverend Buddy Winkler, her father's cousin, on the other. Buddy is a fiery Southern preacher scarred...
Skinny Legs and All Lesson Plans contain 153 pages of teaching material, including: