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Stone Fox
by John Reynolds Gardiner
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1.How was their farm both a home and a business?
2.How did they earn a living?
3.What were Willie's biggest worries after his grandfather became ill?
4.What did Grandfather do with the money that Willie earned each month? Why
5.How did this affect your opinion of his Grandfather?
6.Do you think it was neccessary to start saving money for something that is years and years away?
7.Do you save money for things that you want? What kinds of things? College?
8.Why did Grandfather owe so much money to the government?
9.Were you surprised that an adult would hide tax bills to avoid paying them? Was this an effective why to deal with it?
10.If you had something to hide, where would you hide it?
11.Why would Mr. Foster probably not want to loan Willie the money for the race?
12.Where did Willie get the money to enter the race?
13.Did you agree with Dr. Smith about Willie's decision to use his college money?
14.Did you think he had a chance to win?
15.What did you think were the most exciting parts of the book? Where you surprised at the end of the race?
16.How did you feel about Stone Fox after the race?
17.By winning, what did Willie loose?
18.What do you think will Willie and his grandfather do now? Will Grandfather get better? Will they pay the taxes and/or start a new college fund? Do you think Willie will ever go to collecge?
19.What do you think Stone Fox will do with his future? Will he ever race again?
20.What did you learn about dog sled racing from this book? Do you think it was accurate information? After reading this story do you want to read more about dog sled racing?
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