Henry Reed, Inc. Topics for Discussion

Keith Robertson
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1. Henry's parents send him to visit relatives in the United States instead of letting him spend his summer in Italy because Henry has spent most of his thirteen years in countries other than his native one. Other than the reasons Henry's parents state, how might he benefit by living for a few months with his mother's family?

2. Why does Henry decide to go into the research business? Is it a good business for him? For his neighbors? If yes, cite examples from the book where Henry benefits the people around him.

If no, cite examples of the harm he has done.

3. Henry and Midge, except for their ages, are not alike, yet they run a successful business together. How is this possible? What does it mean when people are said to have complementary personalities?

4. In the novel, Henry raises earthworms for sale, drills for...

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