Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does September leave home and what does she leave behind?
Twelve-year-old September, who is testy, willingly leaves her home in Omaha, Nebraska and goes with the restless Green Wind, who puts her on the back of the Leopard of Little Breezes and carries her into the sky, accidentally leaving one shoe behind.
2. What does September not do as she is leaving home and what is the explanation given for her not doing so?
As they make their way to Fairyland, September recalls the life she's leaving behind, but doesn't wave farewell - she's too young, according to narration, to have much of a heart.
3. What is required by Longitude and Latitude when September reaches the gateway to Fairyland, and then what does September do after completing the requirements for entering Fairyland?
Green Wind and September arrive at the gateway to Fairyland. There, they encounter the very tall and very slender Latitude and Longitude, who require September to perform a ritual involving, among other things, having her blood spilled, leaving something behind (the key), and telling a lie (saying she wants to return home). The ritual complete, Latitude and Longitude allow September, accompanied by the Green Wind, to enter the passageway to Fairyland in the company of the Green Wind.
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