18 Down from the Mountain

  1. What does the last butterfly teach Little Tree about dying?
  2. Why do the man and woman want to put Little Tree in an orphanage?
  3. For what reasons do Granpa and Granma decide they must turn Little Tree over to the orphanage?
  4. Why does Granma want Little Tree to look at the Dog Star? Why do you think she makes a point of telling Little Tree that his parents were married by the Cherokees?
  5. Find an example of personification illustrating how Carter uses his descriptions of nature to show that Little Tree belongs on the mountain with his grandparents.