Essay Topic 1
How might the disappearance of Georgie’s Pa ten years prior the beginning of the novel have affected the family’s reaction to the disappearance of Agatha? How might it have affected their willingness to allow Georgie to go on her journey?
Essay Topic 2
Why is Georgie certain that her sister is alive? What skills does Agatha possess that would allow her to survive on her own? What elements of Agatha’s personality might make Georgie think she had left town?
Essay Topic 3
Describe how Georgie prepares for her journey. Of what importance is “The Prairie Traveler”? Her Springfield rifle? How will the skills she has acquired through hunting and shooting gin bottles assist her on her journey?
Essay Topic 4
Describe how the Passenger Pigeon migration of 1871 impacted the members of the Burkhardt family and the town of Placid. How did the migration affect the town...
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