Choose one prompt:
Jade Dragon’s children do not want to disobey their
mother, but they want to save the people. What do
they do? Is this an act of disobedience?
Why or why not?
Why does Minli buy the goldfish? What does she
hope will happen?
Stories are an important part of Minli’s life. What
does Ma think about stories? Why do you think she
feels this way?
Ba tells the story of how Magistrate Tiger tried to
arrange his son’s future by outsmarting the Old
Man of the Moon. In some ways Magistrate Tiger
succeeds, but he also fails. Explain how he both
succeeds and fails. What does his son think of