Choose one prompt:
After Minli tells the dragon her story, she invites him
to come with her to see the Old Man of the Moon.
What does the dragon hope to learn from the Old
Man of the Moon?
Minli asks the dragon his name, and he tells her his
story. Minli learns that he was painted without eyes
and on the ground instead of in the air. The artist
said, “Perhaps the Magistrate will see how his wealth
weighs him down.” What do you think he meant by
After Dragon finishes his story, he seems sad that he
is not a “real” dragon. Minli tries to cheer him up by
saying that he feels real to her and they can at least be
real friends. What does it mean to have a real friend?
What qualities do you look for in a real friend?
In the story told by the goldfish man, Ma and Ba
learn that he once read from the Book of Fortune.
If you had the chance to read from the Book of
Fortune, would you do it? Why or why not?
Minli and Dragon hear the cries of the monkeys.
As Minli looks around, the monkeys appear to be
everywhere. Dragon asks what they are going to do.
If you were Minli, what would you do? Consider the
list of items Minli packed. How would you use these
to develop a plan?