The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

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Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Christopher Healy’s Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom is a completely original take on the world of fairy tales, the truth about what happens after “happily ever after.” It’s a must-have for middle grade readers who enjoy their fantasy adventures mixed with the humor of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Witty black-and-white drawings by Todd Harris add to the fun.

Curriculet Details
120 Questions
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3 Quizzes

Designed for students in 5th grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining grammar, characterization and monitoring comprehension. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about textual evidence and figurative language. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of inference, comparing characters, and theme. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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Title Page

Introduction to the book: Watch the video.  (This annotation contains a video)

Prologue: Things You Don’t Know About Prince Charming

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Which of the following is true about Prince Charming? 
An adjective describes a noun. Authors use adjectives to make their writing more interesting.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Why does "Prince Charming" NOT get recognition for damsel rescuing, dragon slaying, or curse breaking? 
Imagery is the use of figurative language to create visual representations of actions, objects and ideas in our mind in such a way that they appeal to our physical senses. As you read, visualize the four princes at The Stumpy Boarhound. (This annotation contains a video)

1. Prince Charming Misplaces His Bride

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Cite textual evidence to list three ways Prince Frederic had a comfortable childhood.  
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This detail suggests that the king ___________________. 
Each time Frederic asks his father to allow him to do something, like wrestling or archery, what does the king say? Why does he make excuses and not allow Frederic to participate in these activities? 
'Spelunking' is the practice or hobby of exploring underground caverns. Below is an image of a spelunker.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What can you infer about the king giving El Stripo's trainer a thumbs-up? 
Parallelism (or parallel structure) is the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same or similar in their construction, sound, meaning or meter. Watch the video to learn more about parallelism. After watching the video, read the highlighted text and look for it's parallel structure.  (This annotation contains a video)
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Life at the palace is not smooth for Frederic and Ella. Explain how Frederic and Ella are different and why these differences cause trouble between them. 
Why does Frederic call Reginald to fix his hair?  
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Which literary device is used in this sentence? 
How does Cinderella's name fit her? Why is she not bothered that it makes her sound dirty and unkempt? 
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Based on this detail, we can infer that Mr. Pennyfeather is a ______________. 
Similes compare two distinct objects using "like" or "as." Read the examples below.  (This annotation contains an image)
Make predictions: Who might this note be from? Why does Frederic feel a "sudden sinking feeling" when he picks it up? 
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Identify the parallel structure (parallelism) in this sentence. Type your answer below. 
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Why does Reginald tell Frederic to go after Ella? 
How does Reginald's advice and his attitude effect Frederic's decision to go after Ella? Do you know someone like Reginald who encourages others to be a "go-getter?" 

2. Prince Charming Defends Some Vegetables

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Why does Sturmhagen not have many tourists? 
Although Prince Gustav is six-foot-five, this detail reveals that his older brothers are bigger than he is. 
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How is Rapunzel different from the other girls Gustav knows? Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 
Why does Gustav open up to Rapunzel? Do you think he has ever had anyone listen to him like she does? 
The highlighted text contains parallel structure. Watch the video to learn more about parallel structure and its use in writing.  (This annotation contains a video)
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Why does Gustav blame Rapunzel for making a joke out of him? 
Clad means 'to clothe.' Prince Gustav is clothed, or dressed, in clanking, fur-trimmed armor. 
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Why does Gustav think the troll had eaten one of the children? 
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What is the effect of Gustav's encounter with the troll? 
Who do you think the newcomer is? Could it be Prince Frederic? 
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What makes Gustav think his brothers "would eat this guy for lunch?" 
How could Gustav fix his reputation? 

3. Prince Charming Claims He Is Not Afraid of Old Ladies

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Rewrite this sentence so that it's structure is parallel. (Think about what you know about parallelism.)  
Onomatopoeia is a word which imitates the natural sound of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting.  (This annotation contains a video)
Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more objects, people, or places. Using the superlative form takes a comparison to the highest degree possible.  (This annotation contains a video)
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What type is adjective is used to describe the turnips? 
Who will get credit for saving the children?  
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How does Zaubera wreak havoc on the town? 
Why do you think Gustav rolls his eyes? 
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What causes Zaubera to mistake Rapunzel for a minstrel? 
Sometimes, "like" is used as a preposition. In this sentence, "like" is used in a prepositional phrase to describe how Gustav will be squashed. 
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This word is an example of ____________. 
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Why is Zaubera delighted to have Cinderella? 
Why does Frederic dust off his clothes? What does this say about his character? 

4. Prince Charming Loses Some Fans

A demigod is a half-god or hero. Prince Liam has been treated like a demigod since birth therefore, he does not doubt that he is a hero. How does this differ from the way Prince Gustav feels about himself? 
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What is the reason King Gareth wants his son Liam to marry Princess Briar? 
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Which of the following is NOT something Liam was given as a result of rescuing Princess Briar? 
Why is speaking to someone from a nearby kingdom rare? 
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How does Briar's appearance differ from her personality? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
Why is Prince Liam having second thoughts about marrying Briar Rose? 
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Which literary device is used in this sentence? 
Notice the author's use of imagery in this paragraph. Visualize the scene as you read. 
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What causes Prince Liam's parents to get angry with him? 
How has the crowd's attitude toward Liam changed as a result of his announcement? 
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What does Lila suggest that Liam do now? 
Do you have a sibling like Lila? One who gives good advice and fights battles for you? 

5. Prince Charming Is the Worst Person in the World

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Which literary device is used in this sentence? 
Why does Briar tell the people of Avondell a different version of the story? 
Visualize the scenery as you read. This is one reason author's use imagery. They want you to be able to "see" what you are reading. 
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How do Sylvarian dwarfs differ from other dwarfs? 
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Why does the first dwarf say they have already met Prince Charming? 
Who do you think the two strangers are who wake Liam up? Could it be Prince Frederic and Prince Gustav? Keep reading to find out. 
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What does Liam hope rescuing Ella will do for him? 
Why does Liam think it is unusual that the candelabra salesman knew him? 

6. Prince Charming Has No Sense of Direction

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Why does Duncan believe he possesses "good luck power?" 
Make Connections: Do you know someone like this? If so, does this person have trouble making friends? 
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What are some things Duncan and Snow White have in common? 
Why do you think Duncan and Snow White did not have many people to show up at their wedding? 
What is wrong with Snow White? Why does she not go along with Duncan? 
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This detail suggests that ______________. 
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Why is there awkward silence at this point in the story? 
Do you think Snow White is worried about Duncan? 
Why does Duncan not worry about anything? How does this contrast to Prince Frederic, who worries about everything? 
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Based on the context of the sentence, blathered most likely means ________________. 

7. Prince Charming Has No Idea What’s Going On

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Which literary device is used to describe Ella's surroundings? 
An Adam's apple is a feature of the human neck which refers to the lump, or protrusion, that is formed by the angle of the thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx. Although both sexes (male and female) have it, Adam's apples are considered to be a characteristic feature of adult men.  (This annotation contains an image)
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The highlighted sentence is an example of _______________. 
A hencemen is a loyal and trusted follower. 
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Why does hearing the word 'massacre' trouble Ella? 
Highfalutin means 'seeming or trying to seem great or important; fancy.' 
"Humming" is an onomatopoeic word used to imitate the sound of a hum. 
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How does Reese try to cover up Ella's disappearance? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
What is Ella's new mission? 

8. Prince Charming Is Afraid of the Dark

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How do Frederic and Duncan feel about the realization that they both like Sir Bertram? 
'Crowd' is a collective noun. Collective nouns are nouns that name a group of people or animals. Watch the video for an example.  (This annotation contains a video)

9. Prince Charming Is a Wanted Man

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How does Lila differ from a typical princess? 
King Gareth and Queen Gertrude seem more interested in wealth than anything else. 
Why does Lila lie about her relationship with Liam and her reason for visiting Briar Rose? 
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Which of the following is NOT an adjective? 
Why does Ruffian the Blue's name suit him better than Ruffian the Black or Ruffian the Red? 
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What can you infer is the reason Briar Rose is paying Ruffian the Blue? 

10. Prince Charming Annoys the King

Of the four princes, why is Frederic the most upset that he is in prison? 
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How does this detail confirm what we know about Frederic? 
A ransom is money that is paid in order to free someone who has been captured or kidnapped. 
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Based on this detail, what can you infer about the Bandit King? 
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The highlighted text is an example of _____________. 
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Why are the princes shocked when they meet Deeb Rauber? 
The author's use of imagery helps the reader visualize the Bandit King. 
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What does the Bandit King want from the princes? 
Who do you think will win the fight? Prince Liam or the Bandit King? 
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What seems to concern Frederic the most about his feet being chopped off? 
Quiz 1 

11. Prince Charming Takes a Dive

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Which literary device is used in this sentence? 
"Hissed" and "booed" are examples of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeic words represent sounds. They are sound effect words. Watch the video for more examples of onomatopoeia.  (This annotation contains a video)
How is this lucky for Duncan? Do you think it is luck or coincidence?  
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Why does Duncan think they are lucky? 

12. Prince Charming Hugs Trees

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Why does Frederic know how to break chains loose? Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 
Make Predictions: What do you think is in the bushes? 
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The highlighted text is an example of _________________. 
What could Duncan want Frank to show him? 
Why is Frank ready to leave? 
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Why does Liam ask Frank for their weapons? 
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Why might Gustav not be satisfied with having a small role in the rescue mission? 
Do you agree with Liam? 

13. Prince Charming Is Completely Unnecessary

While Lila closed her eyes and imagined Ruffian the Blue leaving the chocolate cake on a stump, he snuck up on her. 
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Why is Lila glad she is NOT wearing high-heeled glass slippers? 
The four princes are trying to rescue Ella. Meanwhile, Ella is rescuing other people. Does Ella seem like she needs to be rescued? 
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Where did Ella get the food and water? 
Do you recall where the four princes are going? They are going to Mount Batwing. Hopefully, they will get there before the witch kills the bards. 
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Why is Ella unable to notify a king or army for help with the witch? 

14. Prince Charming Falls Flat

What is ironic about Ophaned Wastes having such a lush lawn? What would you expect a place called Orphaned Wastes to look like? 
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What can you infer is the reason the witch has bleachers facing the castle? 
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If you were Reese, the giant, and you saw Duncan standing with his hands on his hips trying to look threatening, what would you think about him? 
Earlier, Duncan said Gustav needed to work on his battle talk. What do you think of Duncan's battle talk? Could it use some work too? 
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"Ow!" is an example of ________________. 
A cliffhanger, or cliffhanger ending, is a plot device in fiction which features a character in a precarious or difficult dilemma. A cliffhanger is used to ensure the reader will continue reading to see how the character resolves the dilemma. 

15. Prince Charming Should Not Be Left Unsupervised

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What is Snow White's reaction after realizing Duncan has been gone for five days? 
How is Duncan's manic energy contrast to Snow White's quiet, solitary personality? 
Who does Snow blame for not realizing Duncan has been gone for five days? 
Based on the details in the text, what kind of look does Snow White give the dwarfs? Why do you think she looks at them this way? 
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How has living with Duncan changed Snow White? 

16. Prince Charming Meets a Piece of Wood

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What is significant about the towers marked with prisoner under them? 
How does Liam know he is on the right path out of the castle? 
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What event causes Liam to get refocused on the task at hand? 
Liam rides the dragon like a cowboy might ride a bull.  

17. Prince Charming Still Has No Idea What’s Going On

Trepidation means a fearful state; a state of hesitation or concern. Why are the goblins fearful of Ella? 
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The comparison of the goblins whispering among themselves to a pug snuffling into a pot of stew is made by using a _______________. 
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Explain in your own words how Ella frees Mr. Pennyfeather from the tower? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
Onomatopoeic words represent sounds. Watch the video for some examples found in movies and television shows. (This annotation contains a video)
Why does Lila wonder what Pennyfeather means about "another song?" Do you think Lila does not realize that Ella is Cinderella? 

18. Prince Charming Gets Battered and Fried

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Which prince is fighting the giant? 
Why does Zaubera want her method for informing the world about the bardnappings to be spectacular? 
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The author's use of ____________ vividly describes the scene of Zaubera sitting at her desk. 
Why does Duncan tell Zaubera that he is magic? 
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How does Duncan's distraction help Liam? 

19. Prince Charming Needs a Bath

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What is Pennyfeather's plan for making Lila look like a proper princess? 
Where could Lila have gone? Why would she disappear when they have a mission to finish? Maybe it has something to do with Pennyfeather wanting to make her look like a proper princess. 
Make Connections: Have you ever felt like Gustav? Have you ever wanted to do something because someone told you not to do it? 
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Why is this advice NOT helpful to Lila? 
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Which of the following would Lila rather have happen to Liam? 
Imagery is a type of figurative language author's use to add interest to their writing. Imagery appeals to the reader's senses allowing the reader to see, touch, hear, smell, and even sometimes taste what the author describes. Watch the music video to learn more about imagery.  (This annotation contains a video)
Why are the princes mobbed in the town? What is the cause of the uproar? 
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"The princes zigzagged around corners, scrambled behind houses, and darted down narrow alleyways, until they were sure they'd lost the mob." Is the underlined text in this sentence parallel? 

20. Prince Charming Walks into a Bar

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Based on the details in the text, what can you infer about the Stumpy Boarhound? 
Do you think Frederic and Gustav will leave the group? 
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What do the pirates want from the princes? 
Why are fights common at the Stumpy Boarhound? 
Have you noticed what Frederic's plan is? How did his plan stop the fight? 
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Why does the burglar back off upon hearing that Duncan won the fight with Deeb Rauber? 
Do you think the pirates and barbarians will accept a Prince Charming?  

21. Prince Charming Joins a Gang

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After Frederic introduces them to the pirates, how does the scene change? 
This is a major turning point for the princes. Up to this point, they have not been functioning well as a team. Now that they recognize each other's strengths, let's see if they work better as a team. There is also a friendship between the princes that is slowly evolving. 
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In Liam's plan of action, Frederic and Gustav's main goal is _______________. 
What does Liam mean by Duncan being his "wild card?" How is this perfect for Duncan's character? 
Why does Liam react to the bartender's comment this way? 
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Liam, Frederic, Gustav and Duncan look more like _____________ than princes. 
Why is Liam hesitant to rescue the bards? What past experiences with them causes him to have second thoughts? Before meeting the witch's courier, Liam thought the ones who he planned to rescue were innocent prisoners. Now that he knows they are bards, he has second thoughts. 
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How does Gustav feel about asking his brothers for help? 
Do you agree with Liam? Why or why not? 
Everyone who is involved with this plan is headed to Mount Batwing.  
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Based on this detail, we can infer that Snow White is ___________________. 
Quiz 2 

22. Prince Charming Is a Sneak

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Why did Gustav name his horse Seventeen? 
With his magical luck, do you expect Duncan's horse to return? 
Why does Horace always show respect for Deeb Rauber? 
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What title does Deeb Rauber give to Horace and Neville? 
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Identify and name the example of onomatopoeia in the highlighted text. 
'Juggernaut' means a literal or metaphorical force or object regarded as unstoppable, that will crush all in its path. How does this word match Gustav's character? 

23. Prince Charming Takes the Wrong Seat

Why do you think Gustav says "footsies" to Frederic? Is he being sarcastic or sincere? 
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Why is it better for Gustav to have Frederic's sword than for Frederic to have it? 
Visualize the troll "house" as you read this paragraph. 
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What is the problem with the cage that Frederic and Gustav are in? 
Think back to the fight in the garden between Gustav and the troll. Who would you say beat the troll?  
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Why do trolls NOT have their own gardens? 
Why might this not be good for Frederic?  
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"Oof!" is an example of ________________. 

24. Prince Charming Hates Children

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How might Liam use Deeb Rauber's weakness to his advantage? 
Liam uses words like "kiddo" and "squirt" to refer to the Bandit King. How might this annoy Deeb Rauber? 
Does it seem that Liam is going to keep on antagonizing the Bandit King until he finally gets mad? 
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What is the effect of Liam head-butting the Bandit King? 
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Explain why Liam needs Horace to be his enemy. Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 
Agog means 'wide open.' 
What or who is causing this noise? 
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How does Gustav feel about the trolls raiding the bandit camp? 
Why do you think the trolls name Liam "Squirmy Man?" 
Duncan is the only prince who does not get his horse back.  
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This detail suggests that _____________________. 

25. Prince Charming Really Needs to Figure Out What’s Going On

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Why is Deeb getting upset with Ella? 
What does this detail reveal about Deeb's age and maturity? 
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Based on the context of the sentence, infamous most likely means _________________. 
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Why does Ella not have time to play along with Deeb's act? 
Is it good the Bandit King is crippled? If he wasn't, what do you think he would do? 

26. Prince Charming Gives Up

What does the giant know about trolls that almost reveals Frederic is lying about Gustav being eaten by them? 
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What is the tone of the conversation between Reese and Frederic? 
How has Gustav changed? Earlier in the story, he did not work well with the group of princes. Now, he realizes how important it is to work together and stick to the plan. 
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Gustav contemplates waking the sleeping dragon by _____________________. 
Why does Duncan misunderstand what Liam means by "watch the door?" 
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Who does Duncan meet in the hallway? 
Liam and Ella are at the castle for the same purpose. They both want the map. Do you think they can work together to free the prisoners or will one of them try to do it alone? 
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This detail suggests that ______________. 
Did you expect Zaubera to catch them in the castle or did you think they would get out safely? 
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Using context clues, flabbergasted most likely means __________________. 

27. Prince Charming Gets Good News and Bad News

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Why does Duncan run to the back of the castle? 
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Which bird was supposed to give Duncan's note to Snow White? 
Make Predictions: Do you think Duncan will want to go home with her? 
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Why does Duncan hesitate going into the castle with his friends? Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 

28. Prince Charming Is Doomed

Visualize what is happening as you read. 
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Why does Zaubera hate heroes? 
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What happens as a result of Zaubera's fiery letters written across the sky? 
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What must happen in order for the vines around Liam and Ella to become loose? 
Gustav's battle with Zaubera was going well until he saw his brothers and lost focus. What do you think will happen to him now? 
Collective nouns name a group of people or animals. In this example, "gaggle" names a group. It is the collective noun. Watch the video for a more in depth explanation of collective nouns.  (This annotation contains a video)
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"Thwap!" is an example of ____________. 
What do you fear has happened to Frederic? 
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What tactic does Liam use against Zaubera? 
Make Predictions: Where do you think Gustav is taking Frederic? 

29. Prince Charming Does Exactly What He Said He’d Never Do

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What kinds of things does Rapunzel "fix?" 
Who has arrived at Rapunzel's house? 
Do you think Rapunzel appreciates the 'thank you' from Gustav? If so, why? 
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How does Duncan feel about Rapunzel saving Frederic's life? 
Do you agree with Rapunzel that Gustav acts gruff and emotionless? 
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This detail suggests that _____________. 

30. Prince Charming Almost Saves the Day

This detail reveals that Briar Rose is still as hateful as she was at the beginning of the story. She has not changed at all. This is the reason Liam does not want to marry her. 
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What skill does Lila use to release herself from the shackles? 
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What will Briar Rose most likely order her army to do once she gets free? 
Wouldn't you say it is perfect timing that Gustav's brothers show up? Now they can save the bards while Ella, Lila, and Liam escape. 

31. Prince Charming Gets Just What He Thinks He Wanted

How might this make Gustav feel? How do you feel when you know someone is proud of you? 
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What does Gustav mean by being "second fiddle to the girl?" 
What will happen to the statue if it rains? 
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What kind of structure does this sentence have? 
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Who gets credit for saving the bards? 
Where do you think the princes are liked? Where can they go where they feel like heroes? 

Epilogue: Prince Charming Goes Where Everybody Knows His Name

Just for Fun: Visit the link below for more fun with this story.  (This annotation contains a link)
Quiz 3 

About the Author

Christopher Healy  (This annotation contains an image)