Kit's Wilderness

Kit's Wilderness by David Almond

kitwild.jpg"It was very deep, Kit. Very dark. And every one of us was scared of it. As a lad I'd wake up trembling, knowing that as a Watson born in Stoneygate I'd soon be following my ancestors into the pit."

The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit's recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in a game called Death. As Kit's grandfather tells him stories of the mine's past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look for the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors.

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Silent Chimes

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What significance does this story have that relates with the main ideas of Kit's Wilderness? Are there certain themes or symbols that overlap with our every day lives?

-Robin, Brittany, and Ryan

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The Man in the Glass

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How are The Man in the Glass and the character of Silky in Kit's Wilderness alike?

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The Unscheduled Task

Is the presence of fear necessary and is it possible to truly relinquish an existing fear?

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The Wild-erness

Kit's Wild-erness

Is there a way we can intersect other worlds? If so - who is able to do this and how? What would the purpose be?

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A Fall Encounter

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Just as Grandpa and Kit were able to see the dead, if you were given the choice between being able to see and communicate with the dead or not, which would you choose? Why? Do you feel it is something we were meant to see?

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The Past is Ghost

"The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now."
-Bill Cosby

Do you agree or disagree with this quote? Do you think the characters in "Kit's WIlderness" would agree or disagree with this quote? Why?


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