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by Maude Barrows Dutton

1908

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 "The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil " by Maude Barrows Dutton .

In Maude Barrows Dutton’s retelling of the folktale “The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil,” a poor man receives a gift of oil from his neighbor.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness and Fate & Free Will as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Can we control our fate?" and "How can we achieve happiness?"

Ways to support your child: