The Caretaker of Tree Palace: Chapter 4 – Whisperings

#TeacherGuide for The Caretaker of Tree Palace

For Discussion

  1. Why do you think this chapter is titled “whisperings”?
  2. What qualities describe Doodles’ grandmother?
  3. Do you think they should cut down the trees? Why or why not?
  4. What causes Doodles to smile again?
  5. How does Gentle respond to BlueJay? Do you think it was wise of her to respond in that way?


  1. Write a list of pros and cons for cutting down the woods. Write a letter to Doodles’ dad explaining what you think they should do.
  2. Write about BlueJay’s tale from the point of view of Nearness?
  3. Make a list of ten adjectives you’d use to describe BlueJay. Use a thesaurus.

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The Caretaker of Tree Palace






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