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Napoleon ͞Mullet Fingers͟ Leep - _________________________________________________
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Leroy ͞Curly͟ Brandit - __________________________________________________________
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Dana Matheson - ______________________________________________________________
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Chuck Muckle - ________________________________________________________________
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Mr. & Mrs. Leep - ______________________________________________________________
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Kimberly Lou Dixion - ___________________________________________________________
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Belonging
Roy never quite feels that he belongs anywhere. Coconut Cove is the tenth school that he
has attended, and he doesn¶t feel that he has a hometown.

Discuss Roy¶s attempt to belong at school.
What finally makes him feel that he belongs in Florida?
How is being labeled an outcast related to belonging?
What can schools do to help new kids like Roy feel welcome?
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Bullying
There are many bullies in this story, including Dana Matherson, Mullet Fingers and
Beatrice.

What are some behaviors that characterize a bully?
What are some ways to deal with school bullies?

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Family

How was Roy¶s relationship with his parents?
How could things have been different if Roy were not an only child?
Do you think that there is a connection between Mullet Fingers¶s family life and his desire to save the owls?

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Values in Conflict
Mrs. Eberhardt tells Roy, ³Honey, sometimes you¶re going to be faced with situations
where the line isn¶t clear between what¶s right and what¶s wrong. Your heart will tell you
to do one thing and your brain will tell you to do something different.´ (page 160)


What are some places in the book when Roy¶s heart tells him one thing, and his brain tells him something else?
How do his heart and his brain come together at the end of the story?

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Friendship
Roy¶s mother worries that he doesn¶t have friends, so she is delighted when Roy brings
Beatrice home.


Discuss the friendship that develops between Roy and Beatrice.
How does Mullet Fingers fit into their friendship?


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Leep .______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Kimberly Lou Dixion .________________________________________________________________ ._______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Beatrice Leep ._________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ David Delinko . Hennepin ._________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Chuck Muckle .Hoot Parts of a Story Title:_________________________________________________________________________ Author:_______________________________________________________________________ Setting:_______________________________________________________________________ Characters: Roy Eberhardt . & Mrs.________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Leroy Curly Brandit .___________________________________________________________ Garret .______________________________________________________________________ Ms. Eberhardt . & Mrs.________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Mr.______________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Mr.__________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Dana Matheson .________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Napoleon Mullet Fingers Leep .