The Caretaker of Tree Palace: Epilogue – The Invitation

#TeacherGuide for The Caretaker of Tree Palace For Discussion Why does Catherine think the scraggly woods are a “palace”? What losses does Doodles face in the book? How does he cope with them? Which character in this book is most like you? Why? Re-read the scenes of Doodles at school. Have you ever had fears... Continue Reading →

The Caretaker of Tree Palace: Chapter 7 – Dark Follows Light

#TeacherGuide for The Caretaker of Tree Palace For Discussion Why do you think this chapter is titled “dark follows light”? How do the other students perceive Doodles? How does Doodles perceive the other students? Who is correct in their perceptions? Explain. How would you describe the secretary’s perception of Curtis? How did your perception of... Continue Reading →

If you haven’t peeked into Main Street Pickers at 408 N. Main Street in Duncanville, you should. Nick Nichols, has a created a space full of treasures, ranging from antiques to mid-century-modern furniture to quirky pieces you won’t find anywhere else. He also features some local artists such as Tomas Artiga and Gene Gregory. After Nick retired... Continue Reading →

A Song for My Brother

At first, he seemed strange Gazing hard at nothing But we couldn’t see what he saw Didn’t know what he was hearing What’s wrong with you, boy? What’s going on in that head of yours? Why you looking like you seen a ghost? Go along. Get out of here. “The demons,” he cried. “I see... Continue Reading →

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