1. How is Elsa described at the beginning of Chapter 1?
Elsa is described as being seven, going on eight. She is different from the other kids, and not especially good at being seven. Her headmaster thinks that Elsa needs to try to be more like kids her age. Other grownups say that Elsa is mature for her age because she corrects their pronunciation of words and corrects their grammar. The only friend that Elsa has is her granny because of Elsa's lack of ability to fit in with her peers.
2. How is Granny described in Chapter 1?
Granny is described as being 77 years old, going on 78. She looks old because her face looks like newspaper stuffed into wet shoes. People call Granny "perky," and she is always getting into trouble. She was a doctor until she was forced to retire.
3. What is Miamas?
Miamas is one of Elsa and Granny's secret kingdoms in the Land-of-Almost-Awake. Granny made up the land with Elsa when Elsa was small and her parents had just gotten divorced. Elsa was afraid of sleeping, so Granny created the Land-of-Almost-Awake.
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