The Tricksters Topics for Discussion

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1. The three strangers appear mysteriously. Who are they?

2. Describe the personality of each of the three Carnival brothers. How are they different from one another and how do their personalities change?

3. How are the brothers similar to the characters in Harry's novel-in-progress?

4. Why is Ovid the dominant brother?

5. Describe Carnival's Hide. How does the house "respond" to the people who visit it?

6. Trace the Carnival family tree.

How do we find out information about the Carnivals and their life at the Hide?

7. Harry is the third of five children.

Discuss her reactions to being the middle child.

8. How does Harry change as the novel progresses?

9. Describe the other characters in the novel (Christobel, Naomi, Jack, Emma, Anthony). What makes each distinctive?

10. What do you think of Harry's novel? Why does Ovid reveal it?

11. How does the revelation of Jack and Emma's secret affect the Hamilton family?

12. Are...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Tricksters 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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