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Balyet Essay & Project Ideas

Patricia Wrightson
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1. Many cultures have legends of playful and dangerous spirits who lurk in lonely places. Find and read a story about one from Native American lore, from Greek mythology, or from some other similar source. Write a short paper telling how that spirit and its story resembles Balyet, and how it is different.

2. Balyet contains several characters and situations which are not followed very far. How do you suppose Kevin's parents felt when he disappeared, and then Jo brought him back so cold and white? How much do you think Terry and Lance knew about Balyet and the way she was calling to Jo? How is Jo's mother going to react to the whole adventure when she comes back—or will she even hear about it?

3. The story mentions Mrs. Willet's booliah stones and her mission to tend the hidden sacred places. Read some more about Australian aboriginal legends...

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