Pre-Epilogue Discussion Questions
- Besides Chi Fa, which character in the book did you like best? Least?
- What part of the book did you think was the saddest? Happiest? Most surprising?
- What do you think Chi Fa is doing today? Would you like to find out?
Follow-Up Activity — A Double Luck Quilt
Cut colorful 8”- to 12”-squares from cotton--one for each student and the teacher(s). With fabric markers
and/or puff paints, have each child illustrate a character or scene from the book. On one square that might
be used as a center piece for the quilt, print the Confucius quote: “With coarse rice to eat, with water to
drink, and my bended arm for a pillow--I have still joy in the midst of these things.” Use a sewing machine
to sew the squares together quilt-fashion. When finished, hang the quilt for all to enjoy.