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At the beginning of the novel, the Fox children aren't in school, although they also don't have a formal home schooling program. (In the 1970s to 1980s, when the novel occurs, home schooling was almost unknown and possibly illegal.) What are some of the pros and cons to this situation?

Captain Smalls of the Unicorn sees the Honduran jungle as a place where life is easy. You can just pick food off the trees and wear hardly any clothes, and nearly everything is free. How is this different from Charlie Fox's view of Honduras?

What are some of the things Allie Fox hates about America? In your opinion, are any of his concerns valid?

How does Charlie learn where the ship the Unicorn is headed?

In the new settlement on Laguna Miskita, what challenges does the family face? What tools and resources do they...

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