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Tua and the Elephant discussion questions

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Read Around the World Book Club discussed the book Tua and the Elephant by R. P. Harris and learned a bit about Thailand.

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Tua and the Elephant discussion questions

  1. 1. Tua and the Elephant Discussion Questions for Read Around the World Book Club September 11, 2020 Pasadena Public Library
  2. 2. Check out this great roti Oliver made!!!
  3. 3. Did you make some roti? I did!
  4. 4. Time to practice some Thai vocabulary from the book! Kha means… “Yes”
  5. 5. Soi means… “Street”
  6. 6. Chang means… “Elephant”
  7. 7. Sawatdee khrap means… “Hello”
  8. 8. Wat means… “Temple”
  9. 9. Aroy mak mak means… “I love it!”
  10. 10. Khawp khun kha means… “Thank you”
  11. 11. Now let’s get into the book…
  12. 12. What kind of person is Tua?
  13. 13. What kind of person is Auntie Orchid?
  14. 14. What kind of people are Nak and Nang?
  15. 15. Do you have a pet? If so, tell us his/her name in the chat window. How did you come up with that name? Do you think your pet likes his/her name? How do you know? Do you like YOUR name? If you do not, what do you wish it was?
  16. 16. Compare the farangs (foreigners) that Tua encounters in the market…
  17. 17. …with the farangs she meets at the elephant sanctuary:
  18. 18. A lot of people teach Tua wise things about life. These are called precepts.
  19. 19. What’s your favorite precept from the book? Here are some of the ones I found: • Life is a wheel, and we’re all just spokes in the wheel of life. • It is easier to get an elephant in a kitchen than it is to get her out again. • Sometimes the best way to stop wagging tongues is to give them a part in the play. • Gifts that are shared travel back in a circle to us. • Sometimes having nothing is like having everything.
  20. 20. Are there any precepts you have learned from your teachers, parents, grandparents, friends or relatives?
  21. 21. Who or what frightens the mahouts after they’ve climbed up a tree, forcing them to release Tua?
  22. 22. Flying foxes, that’s who!
  23. 23. Why are elephants treated so badly? What can we do to help elephants to have better lives?
  24. 24. Ankus (elephant goad)
  25. 25. Did this part make you laugh?  Is that true???
  26. 26. Thanks for joining us today for book club! Next time, we’re going to France! Friday, November 13 at 3 pm Rooftoppers written by Katherine Rundell Authorities threaten to take twelve-year-old Sophie from Charles who has been her guardian since the shipwreck they both survived when Sophie was a baby. So the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie's mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of "rooftoppers."

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