Everything you need to understand or teach The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon.
The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon is a coming of age story of Ven Polypheme, a dwarf-like creature whose desire for adventure leads him on a journey that shows him not only adventure, but also leads him to discover friendship, and the real meaning of home. Through his journey, Ven is able to find his place in the world, and help those he loves.
At the beginning of the novel, Ven Polypheme sets out to do his first inspection of a ship as part of his father's business. The ship is attacked by pirates, however, and in trying to save the ship and its crew, Ven sets fire to the pirate ship and his own ship. Knocked unconscious, he wakes on a floating piece of debris, being helped by a mermaid, Amariel. Amariel is a kind creature, and she helps Ven survive long enough to be rescued by...
The Floating Island Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including: