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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 "The Water of Life" by Howard Pyle.

In Howard Pyle’s “The Water of Life”, a king abuses his power by asking a faithful servant to complete difficult tasks for him, hoping to win the love of a princess.

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

"What is good and how do we know?", "Why do people succeed?", and "How does power corrupt?"

Ways to support your child: