Including a number of teacher's helps, exercises, discussion questions, assessment tools, graphic organizers, writing and art ideas, critical thinking challenges, extension activities, glossary and more, this is a convenient guide to facilitating discussion. Background information includes a summary of the book, information about the author and ideas for initiating activity; the discussion questions follow the chapters in the book. Page numbers are included, which reference the edition quoted in the front cover. [The Apple Classics Paperback, a division of Scholastic Inc., abridged version]. Answers for the questions provided in this teacher's guide are included; answers for the sold-separately student packet are included in the student book. 28 reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 7-8.