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1. If the giants are afraid that Selsim will betray them, why do they not kill him?

2. Why does Selsim stop trying to escape the giants?

3. Why does Selsim agree to eat the bones of Yriadvele?

4. What is Yriadvele's lasting gift to Selsim's descendants? What does it signify?

5. Why do the giants all die? 6. Why are the giants afraid of humans?

7. Why would the father choose the story of Selsim to tell his son? Why is it important for the son to hear it?

8. The giants seem very intelligent, yet they do not form a close society the way humans do, they do not build shelters for themselves, and they perhaps do not even make clothing. If they are intelligent, why do they not do these things? Why live in caves if they do not have to?

9. Were you surprised or put off by the giants eating their...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Giant Bones from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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