A Thief in the Village Topics for Discussion

James Berry
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1. Why do people think Big-Walk is the village's thief?

2. When he is caught, why do people treat Duke differently from Big-Walk than when they thought Big-Walk was guilty?

3. Why do the villagers believe BigWalk is a thief?

4. What are the rumors about BigWalk? Are any of them based on fact?

What are the facts?

5. Why would Nenna and Man-Man take it upon themselves to protect their family's coconut trees?

6. How does Berry show that coconuts are valuable to people? Why would coconuts be worth shooting someone to protect them?

7. What does "A Thief in the Village" show us about life on Jamaica? Did you learn anything that surprised you?

8. What is the central idea of the story? Is the idea too simple?

9. How well drawn are the characters in "A Thief in the Village"? Which ones are the most interesting?

10. How does Berry explain...

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