Essay Topic 1
Discuss the biography and career of Paul Fleischman. What are common themes and stylistic elements found in Fleischman's works? What influence did his father have in his career?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the setting, narrative voice and narrative tense of "The Binnacle Boy." What indications in the text are there to illustrate the time period in which the story is set?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the character of Miss Frye in "The Binnacle Boy." How old is Miss Frye? What happened to her husband? How does she relate to other characters in the story?
Essay Topic 4
Identify and analyze examples of imagery and foreshadowing in Chapter 1 of "The Binnacle Boy." What about the garden represents foreshadowing?
Essay Topic 5
Describe and discuss Miss Frye's garden in "The Binnacle Boy." What flowers grow in the garden and what does each symbolize?
Essay Topic 6
Describe and analyze the character of Tekoa...
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