The Fledgling Topics for Discussion

Jane Langton
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1. In chapter three, Georgie remembers how she flew, how she "jumped down the stairs in two great floating bounds. Unless it was only a dream."

Have your dreams ever been so vivid that they seem to have really happened?

Have you ever dreamed you were flying?

2. Uncle Freddy likes to quote Thoreau: when the flock of geese flew over the house he "smiled sleepily and murmured aloud, ' A clanking chain. A clanking chain drew through the air.' (It was something Henry had said.)" How do Thoreau's words in this and other quotations enhance the story?

3. When Mr. Preek thought of shooting the Goose Prince, he did not think to himself in words like killing and murder.

He didn't say to himself, "It is all right to kill things." When you think of hunting geese, deer, or any other creatures, do you use...

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