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by Howard Pyle

1888

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "How Boots Befooled the King" by Howard Pyle.

In this folktale, a wise king offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to whomever can make a fool out of him.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Prejudice & Discrimination and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Why do people succeed?" and "How does prejudice emerge?"

Ways to support your child: