This book ends without telling the reader whether or not Ethan was able to return home safely and return the talisman to Ellen as he wanted. Have the students create an ending to this book. Discuss some of the different possibilities that are written about by the class members.
Create a better plan for Ethan to rob the bank, as it was shown that his original plan would have failed.
Bring in an article from the newspaper that has a story that reminds you of something that happens in the book.
I Love America Essay Contest
Write an essay for a class I Love America Essay Contest, like the one Ellen and Allen enter in the book. Have some outside judges pick the best essays.
Create a collage of your favorite character from the book. Display all of these together...
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