When Minli returns to her home, Minli and her parents discover several different types of good fortune. What good fortune do they discover? Which of these is the most valuable of all to Minli and her parents?
Compare and contrast the Village of Fruitless Mountain from the beginning of the book with the Village of Fruitful Mountain at the end of the book. In what ways are they the same? In what ways are they different? How do the illustrations reflect the change?