Everything you need to understand or teach Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins.
This novel is a complex, sardonic interweaving of fairy tale and philosophy. It tells the sometimes violent, often outrageous and occasionally sentimental story of the sexual and emotional coming of age of its heroine, the idealistic Leigh-Cheri, a princess of the kingdom of the heart. Its short chapters, digressions into authorial opinion, eccentric imagery and near-delirious use of language, all grounded in a thematic exploration of the nature and manifestations of idealism, create a powerful sense of pointed playfulness. In an engaging atmosphere, its simultaneously down to earth and dreamy characters find moonstruck moments of transcendent truth in the midst of chaos and uncertainty.
The novel's early chapters define the home life of its central character, the disenfranchised but nevertheless idealistic princess Leigh-Cheri. Her misadventures as a pregnant teenage cheerleader in a Seattle university, and as the daughter of self-absorbed royalty in exile, are described in detail that at times... View more of the Still Life with Woodpecker Summary
Still Life with Woodpecker Lesson Plans contain 133 pages of teaching material, including: