Paint a picture of one of the ocean scenes in the book. Try to follow Carlos's description as faithfully as possible, even when that description is abstract.
Clouds of Cuba
On a sunny day when there are plenty of cumulus clouds in the sky, go outside and try to find your own Cuba-shaped cloud.
Build a small diorama of Bethlehem according to the descriptions found in the book.
Make Cuban-style milkshakes, using some of the fruits Carlos mentions.
Watch the fratricide clip from the movie The Vikings. Can you see what Carlos sees in it?
Bay of Pigs
Research the Bay of Pigs invasion. How does your research compare to Carlos's descriptions?
Identify the various types of lizards mentioned in the story and make a slide show of photos of each type.
Carlos mentions Spanish food as being a fearsome...
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