Choose one prompt:
Ba tells Ma they are like “the dragon waiting for
a sign of his pearl.” After reading the story about
the dragon’s pearl, explain what Ba meant by his
After Minli crosses the bridge on her own, she
encounters the white rabbit. The rabbit tells her the
story of Wu Kang. What lesson does the Old Man of
the Moon hope to teach Wu Kang? What lesson can
you learn from Wu Kang’s story?
Minli is faced with a difficult decision when she
reaches the Old Man of the Moon. She can only ask
one question. What question does she ask? Why does
she ask that question? What details in the story help
you understand her decision?