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The Nargun and the Stars Essay & Project Ideas

Patricia Wrightson
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1. Research Native American attitudes toward the land and compare them to the Aboriginal attitudes which the old things and Charlie have in The Nargun and the Stars.

2. Read the Native American nature myths. What are their "trickster" spirits like the Potkoorok? What spirits do they think live in trees or in water? Write your own story in which the American spirits defend the land.

3. Why is the book called The Nargun and the Stars? What is the connection between stars and the Nargun? How do the stars figure in the text?

4. The mythological characters in The Nargun and the Stars are also comparable to the traditional figures of European myth: elves, leprechauns, fairies, and other magical creatures.

Were you aware of this comparison while reading the book? Why? What makes the Potkoorok and his fellow Old Things different? Would the fantasy work as well for...

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