Another Rylant Book
Read another book by Cynthia Rylant. Compare and contrast it to "Missing May".
Make a Whirligig
Make a fanciful whirligig like Ob might have made.
The novel is set in Appalachia. Read about Appalachia, and prepare a written or oral report discussing the place and what it is like there.
Create a diorama of Ob and May's trailer.
Read Phyllis Whitney
Read a book by Phyllis Whitney.
Compare how you felt when someone close to you died and how Summer felt when May died.
Discuss with a group grieving rituals and some good ways to grieve.
Discuss with a group whether you think May was really trying to get in touch with Ob or not.
Draw a picture of Summer's home in West Virginia.
Summer discovers that Cletus is a different boy when he...
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