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Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.

The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.

Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.

But there is a cost.

The Keeper likes to keep things.

Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

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Ladies’ Dance Pocketbook: Entwine

Before you read this novel, you should read the original fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm on which it is based. Follow the link below to find the text. Be prepared to answer questions relating to this reading throughout the novel. (This annotation contains a link)

Chapter 1

This is an example of a type of figurative language known as a simile. Watch the video below to learn more about similes and their cousin, metaphors. (This annotation contains a video)
Knowing something about an author can help you understand her writing. Check out the link below to find out more about Heather Dixon. What is her dance of choice? (This annotation contains a link)
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The highlighted phrase is an example of  
Saying that the illness had been "robbing a bit of her each day" is a use of personification. Watch the video below to learn more about this type of figurative language. (This annotation contains a video)
This background information about magic in the kingdom helps establish the setting for the novel. 
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What details from the text tell you that Azalea has a deep love for her mother? 
"Stays" is an old-fashioned term for corset. They turned the torso into a stiff, inverted cone, raising and supporting the bust, and providing a solid foundation on which the garments draped. There were many varieties of stays, including ones with sleeves, as pictured below. (This annotation contains an image)
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The highlighted phrase is an example of 
What do you think just happened that caused Azalea to feel the cold prickles? 
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When Azalea barges into the library, what does the King's response tell you about him? 
This is a funny way of saying "puzzle." 

Chapter 2

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Who is "he" that Azalea and Fairweller are speaking about? 
The author's favorite waltz is the Viennese waltz. Listen to the traditional waltz music and see the traditional dance in the video below. (This annotation contains a video)
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What does it tell you about Eve that she brought a book to read instead of spying on the ball? 
We've only heard some of the sisters' names mentioned so far, but there will be twelve of them once the queen gives birth. They are named alphabetically for different flowers. 
It's rather unexpected to hear of a royal household living on porridge and potatoes. 
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What details from her interaction with the gentleman tell you that Azalea is used to taking care of people? 
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What details does the author include to show the humor of the situation of the hungry hidden sisters? 
Note how Lord Bradford is kind enough not to make trouble for Azalea and works to remove Lady Caversham from the situation. 
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The highlighted paragraph shows how the author is creating 
A tree skirt is a circle of fabric used to cover the floor under a Christmas tree. (This annotation contains an image)
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Why is it unusual for the King to be out riding? 

Chapter 3

Note the contrast of the sparkling winter morning and Azalea's feelings of grief. 
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Why doesn't Azalea try to avoid the flying oranges? 
"A jete" is a ballet term for a jump in which a dancer springs from one foot to land on the other with one leg extended outward from the body while in the air. 
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What details tell you that dance is important to the royal family? 
Why would the King not want to see his daughters? 
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How does the Queen look different in death than she did in the few months prior? 

Chapter 4

The first two paragraphs of this chapter really show how close a relationship all the sisters have. 
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Why does Azalea not want Fairweller to see her? 
The highlighted phrase is a type of figurative language called hyperbole. Watch the video below to learn more. (This annotation contains a video)
Notice how the author uses dance as a metaphor for life. 
There have been several references so far to the handkerchief bringing on a tingling sensation. These are examples of foreshadowing, where the author hints at what events might take place in the future. 
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Azalea says she'll watch out for all her sisters because 
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Why does Azalea feel a "giddiness in her chest"? 
"R.B." is a shortening of the phrase "royal business." By using only the initials, Azalea is emphasizing the trivial nature of the King's excuse. 
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Why is Azalea's face hot? 
This is an important piece of information for Azalea to have learned. 
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What does it mean that "Goldenrod's voice broke"? 
It sounds like Bramble was expecting more of a fight from Lord Bradford. 

Chapter 5

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In the highlighted phrase, to what are the graveyard and people are being compared? 
Consider all the changes Azalea has to deal with in a short amount of time. First, her mother dies and her father withdraws from the family, then the whole palace goes into mourning, and now her father is leaving for war. What qualities must Azalea have to be able to weather all those obstacles? 
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How does Azalea know her sisters are hiding close to her? 
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How do the girls use dancing in this situation? 
Consider the King's recent demands for adherence to rules. Do you think he will say goodbye before he leaves? 
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Why does Azalea refuse to believe what Delphinium is telling her? 
In side saddle riding, instead of sitting astride the horse with one leg on each side, both legs are hooked onto leather prongs extending out from one side of the saddle, as pictured below. (This annotation contains an image)
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What evidence is there that the King does care about Azalea? 

Chapter 6

How could Azalea's mother be talking if she's dead? 
"Prima donna" is the Italian phrase for "first lady." However, its connotation is a person who thinks she or he is better than everyone else and who does not work well as part of a team or group. 
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What are the "tiny crescent scars" marking Azalea's palms from? 
Watch the clip below to see what a line of people dancing the zingarella looks like. (This annotation contains a video)
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What does Eve's response tell you about her? 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of what type of figurative language? 

Chapter 7

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What does Azalea hope the storage room is large enough to do? 
Remember that the "DE" is the mark of the time when the kingdom was ruled by the insane High King of D'Eathe. 
Skim through the Grimm fairy tale again, then answer the following question. (This annotation contains a link)
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How is Azalea's method of opening the magic passage different from how it opens in "The Twelve Dancing Princesses"? 
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How did Azalea discover the magic passage in the first place? 
Bramble uses the term "boot-blackened" to compare the draping of the palace in mourning black to the color of black shoe polish. 
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Why does Azalea suddenly want to leave? 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of what type of figurative language? 
Note how impressed Azalea is with this stranger's appearance. 
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The highlighted personification means that Azalea 
Notice how the gentleman treats the sisters. He makes them stop their flight by flooding each end of the bridge. What kind of person would do that? 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of which type of figurative language? 

Chapter 8

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Why do the girls react this way to the news that the gentleman was part of the High King D'Eathe's court? 
Note the role of magic in the gentleman's predicament. 
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How did Azalea get this piece of paper in her pocket? 
Why would Azalea not want to return to the pavilion? 
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Irony is the contrast between what is expected in a situation and what is really the case. What is ironic about Delphinium saying she feels like a princess in her dance slippers? 
A schottische is a lively country dance that possibly originated in Bohemia. Watch the clip below to see how the steps are put together. (This annotation contains a video)
There have been many adaptations of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" fairy tale. Watch the clip from a Barbie version below, then answer the following question. (This annotation contains a video)
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How does the Barbie version of the first dance scene in the magic pavilion differ from the dance scene of this story? 
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The conversation among the sisters is evidence of 

Chapter 9

Notice how the girls have already decided to keep their dancing a secret from the rest of the household. 
Visit the webpage below for a step-by-step guide to performing your own Soul's Curtsy. (This annotation contains a link)
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The highlighted phrase describing Mr. Keeper is 
There is an etiquette to using a fan, as well as a secret language to the movements, as explained in the video below. (This annotation contains a video)
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To this point, how is this version of the fairy tale different from the original? 
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What effect does Mr. Keeper have on Azalea? 
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Based on his interview, you can infer that Lord Haftenravenscher is a(n) ________ person. 

Chapter 10

Note the passing of time. The Queen died close to the start of the new year, and it's now late August. 
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To whom is Bramble referring when she asks "Anyone...at all?" 
This is the traditional method for killing vampires. You can hear Bramble's sarcasm in her response. 
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Why does Fairweller call the royal family "interesting"? 
Can you predict who this gentleman is? 
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Why did the King lock away all of the queen's belongings? 
Why would Lord Teddie want a picture of the queen? 
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When Flora and Goldenrod look at Azalea "with bright eyes," it means they are 
Note the clues that Azalea's unexpected behavior is making her sisters upset. 
Part One 

Chapter 11

Though he doesn't say it out loud, you can tell that the King has missed his daughters. 
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Although he's been at war for months and hasn't seen or heard from his daughters in all that time, the King's response to their arrival at breakfast shows that he 
A bayonet is a long spear attached to the end of a gun, as pictured below. It would be used when fighting in close contact. (This annotation contains an image)
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What clue does the King give that he's trying not to lose his temper with his daughters? 
It is obvious that even if she doesn't see it, Azalea shares some of her temperament with her father. 
What is humorous about Bramble's shouting? 
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Why do the girls all feel this tingly sensation? 
What caused this sound? 
Delphinium fainted! 

Chapter 12

Have you ever done something just because you were told not to? 
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The author comparing the Keeper's voice to chocolate is an example of 
The highlighted words are Latin conjugations meaning something close to "promise" or "treaty." 
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Why is the highlighted phrase important? Cite evidence from the text to support your response.  
Why do you think the King is so adamant that nothing good will come of dancing? 
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Calling in the doctor shows what about the King? 
Note Azalea's reaction. Instead of feeling joyful that her father gave in, she feels lost. What might that signify? 

Chapter 13

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Whose grave does the weeping angel stand guard over? 
Are these rules actually written down somewhere? 
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Why does Bramble dislike Lord Bradford? 
Why is Azalea embarrassed by Bramble's note? 
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What does Lord Bradford's reaction to being kicked under the table tell you about him? 
Notice how the author again uses humor to liven up the story and keep the reader engaged. 
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Why does Lord Bradford think that Azalea is really Bramble? 

Chapter 14

A "glissando" is a rapid movement up or down the pitches of a scale. Listen to the clip below for one example. (This annotation contains a video)
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The highlighted phrase is an example of  
Note how the author is describing the smooth, mellow tones of the Keeper's voice. 
Why would the Keeper save this shocking detail until the very end? 
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How can you tell that Flora and Goldenrod were scared by Mr. Keeper's story? 
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What does the comparison of Keeper to a spider tell us about him? Cite evidence from the text to support your response.  
Now we know why the girls have been losing their possessions. 
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Azalea's response is an indication of what central idea? 
Bramble's indignant response adds humor to the story. 
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What does Clover's confession tell you about her? 
Note that the money in this world is named after the girls' ancestor, Harold the First. 
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In this scene with the sword, the author uses ___________ to move the plot along. 
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How is this ad in the paper similar to what happened in the original Grimms fairy tale? How is it different? 
Now we can see the result of the King's musing. 

Chapter 15

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Why does Mr. Hyette's face fall when he sees Azalea? 
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What does the conversation with Azalea tell you about Mr. Hyette? 
Notice how the girls' attitudes towards their father are slowly changing. 
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Once again, Azalea turns to _________ to make her sisters feel better. 
How do you think the King will react? 

Chapter 16

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Why are the girls hunting for the sugar teeth? 
Mr. Oswald doesn't sound too concerned with solving the riddle of where the girls are dancing. 
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What is Azalea trying to do by taking Mr. Penbrook into the lilac bushes? 
What is humorous about Mr. Penbook's reappearance? 
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Of whom is Azalea thinking? 
What do you think Keeper will do once he's free? He is magical, after all. 
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In the original Grimm's fairy tale, if the suitors didn't solve the riddle, they were _________, not just thrown out. 
How could Fairweller have known? 
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The highlighted phrase means that 
Did you expect Fairweller to return? 

Chapter 17

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Why don't the girls tell the King about Viscount Duquette? 
"Cutting in" is an old-fashioned term that means to interrupt two people who are dancing in order to dance with one of them. 
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The author compares Azalea's anger to a(n) 
Note how Azalea cleverly plays on Lord Howley's arrogance to get rid of him. 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of  
The author uses many creative onomatopoeias throughout the novel. An onomatopoeia is a word that represents a sound. 
Could this be the beginning of a future together for Azalea and Lord Bradford? She hasn't told him, yet, that she's not Bramble. 
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When Azalea says "'I'm an icicle,'" that is an example of 

Chapter 18

Do you think Keeper would ever agree to this arrangement? 
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What details from the text tell you that Hollyhock enjoyed her ride? 
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To what night is the King referring? 
Jet is a type of gemstone formed by decaying wood under extreme pressure. You can see a sample brooch made of jet below. (This annotation contains an image)
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Why does Azalea think the King wants his daughters to call him "Papa"? 
Notice how the author slows down to tell each detail of Keeper's interaction with Azalea. This is a way to create suspense. 
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Which phrase from the highlighted section is not an example of figurative language? 
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How does this rhyme fit the situation between Keeper and the girls? 
Here we see more evidence of the growing conflict between Azalea and Keeper. Who will win in the end? 
A jackal has a short pointy snout with large ears atop its head, as pictured below. (This annotation contains an image)
What could Keeper mean by this threat? 
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What danger does Azalea face during the dance? 
Do you think this is a magic trick by Keeper or is this really Mother? 
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Who is Keeper? Cite evidence from the text to support your response.  

Chapter 19

Even though she's been through a traumatic experience, Azalea immediately sets out to cover up the damage and protect her sisters. 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of  
It's interesting to note that Lord Teddie has made a reappearance, and he seems to care what Bramble thinks of him. 
Treacle is a blend of molasses, sugar and corn syrup. 
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What detail tells you that Bramble might care what Lord Teddie thinks of her? 
Bramble might also be trying to talk herself out of liking Lord Teddie. 
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Why didn't Azalea eat all day? 
Make a prediction. How will the King react to Clover's story? 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of which type of figurative language? 
What do you think Azalea plans to do with the sword? 
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For whom is Azalea looking in the kitchen and library? 

Chapter 20

Notice how the King broke his own rules and gave food to Azalea. 
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The conversation between Azalea and her father focuses on what central idea or theme? 
Since Azalea feels the flicker of this magic when she dances, what does that tell you about the importance of dance? 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of 
Azalea realizes that Keeper is forcing her to choose between saving her mother or her father. 
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What kinds of things does Lord Teddie do to get in Bramble's good graces? 
Lord Teddie does a good job breaking the tension of the situation. 
Part Two 

Chapter 21

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Why does Azalea cling so tightly to the silver handkerchief? 
Note the abrupt change of scene from being with Keeper to dreaming about Mother. 
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How does Azalea continue to protect her sisters? 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of which type of figurative language? 
This is the second time that Lord Bradford has been in the right place at the right time to care for Azalea. 
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How are Lord Bradford and the King similar? 
Do you have any predictions of who Fairweller's love could be? 
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Lord Bradford still thinks that Azalea is 
Why does Lord Bradford's answer cause such a reaction in Azalea? 
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What details in the highlighted paragraph show the tension between Lord Bradford and Azalea? 
Finally she tells him! What might Lord Bradford be thinking at this point? 
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What is the King in the habit of doing when he is displeased? 
Why would Bramble react this way? 
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What details show that Bramble is unhappy? 
Who do you think the lady is? 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of which type of figurative language? 

Chapter 22

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Azalea's reaction shows that she is 
It is interesting to hear some of Fairweller's back story from Clover's perspective. 
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What elements of Clover's personality are revealed in her confession of love to her sister? 
What should Lord Teddie have done to catch Bramble's attention? 
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What detail tells you the King is not going to share good news? 
The unnamed, warm flicker of magic is no match for the oath on silver the girls took. 
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Comparing Lord Bradford's eyes to cinnamon bread shows that Azalea finds him 
Note how the highlighted phrase is capitalized, signifying that it's an official activity. 
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Which of the following phrases from the highlighted passage is an example of a metaphor? 
In proper society, ladies would not dance with an unknown man unless they had been introduced, probably by a mutual acquaintance. 

Chapter 23

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Why are Azalea's sisters acting this way? 
Why do you think the girls made a schedule for Lord Bradford's visit? 
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What does Bramble mean by her remark? 
Here we see how dance serves to propel the plot, in this case the relationship between Azalea and Lord Bradford. 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of 
Why is Azalea surprised that Lord Bradford likes to polka? 
Review the original fairy tale at the link below, and then answer the following question.  (This annotation contains a link)
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In this scene, as the girls are descending through the magic passage, what similarities are there to the original fairy tale? 
Note that at this point, Azalea, Bramble and Clover are all of age to attend balls. 
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Why does the author use this particular comparison to describe Keeper's behavior? What tone does it convey to the reader? 
What could have caused Keeper to move that way? 

Chapter 24

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The highlighted phrase is an example of what type of figurative language? 
Here is another example of the author using dance as a metaphor for Azalea's situation. 
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Describe two ways Azalea's opinion of Mr. Bradford has changed since she saw him at the Yuletide ball. 
Do you think the King really will be able to help? 
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What detail tells us that Azalea is in a good mood? 
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To "ask for someone's hand" means you want to 
Does it sound like Bramble to purposely go against her father's wishes? 
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What does Azalea hope to do when she finds Lord Teddie's steward? 
This is quite the complication. Now Azalea has no way to try to "un-magic" Keeper. 

Chapter 25

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What does it mean that "blackness faded in on her"? 
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Why would Azalea flee to the fireplace in such a hurry? 
Do you think this is really Azalea's mother? How could she return from the dead? 
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What was the piece of silver that had to be destroyed for Keeper to get his freedom? 
Now we know that Keeper uses people's belongings to take on their appearance. How might he use all the items he's taken from the girls? 
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What problem does Azalea have now that she burned the silver handkerchief? 
Note how something is very different in this version of Azalea's dream of her mother. 
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How has Azalea's attitude toward the King changed in the past year? 
Somehow the magic allowed Mother to help Azalea out of her no-win situation. 

Chapter 26

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Why is Azalea unable to find her way to the library or ballroom? 
It's interesting that not all the magic items in the palace are out to get Azalea. The rug and candle have been helpful. 
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What will happen to the girls if they're not released from the mirrors? 
What else could Azalea do besides follow Keeper's direction? 
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What type of figurative language is used in the highlighted phrase? 
Rope tassels are the decorative cords used to tie back curtains, as pictured below. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 27

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How did Azalea know it was her father under the wraith cloak? 
The horses and riders who smashed through the windows are struggling to throw off the velvet curtains covering them. 
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What does the author mean by saying "she had enough Bramble in her"? 
Their secret love is out in the open now. What will the King do? 
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What does Keeper hope will happen if Azalea cries out? 
The next chapter or two should be the climax of the story where we find out who will win the conflict between Keeper and Azalea. 

Chapter 28

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How is Keeper able to pass himself off as Azalea? 
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How does Keeper try to distract the family from taking the gun away? 
How will they figure out who the real Azalea is? 
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How does the King know that Captain Bradford is holding the imposter? 
The little candle is ready to help again! 
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Why does the King drop the pistol? 
Did you expect Keeper to just disintegrate like this? 
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The highlighted phrase is an example of 
What happened to the King? What was that warm rush that all the girls felt? 

Chapter 29

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Why would the King hurt Fairweller? 
Remember that it's been a year since the girls have worn anything but mourning black. 
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What does Azalea's plan to stay in mourning tell us about her? 
This silent communication between the King and Azalea tells us that they both know magic was involved in healing the King. 
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How has Azalea fulfilled the promise to her mother to take care of her whole family? 
It sounds like the family is on their way to healing after the Queen's death. 
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Bramble's refusal to accept what she sees as charity is evidence that she is 
Note the return of humor. Can you picture this scene in your head? 
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Why does Clover dash away when she sees the pistols? 
We can infer that the King made a deal with Fairweller to wait until Clover turns seventeen before pursuing marriage. 

Chapter 30

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Why would Azalea be so upset to hear Clover and Bramble discussing men? 
Remember that this was Lord Bradford's response to becoming King. 
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What is the pile of soot on the landing? 
The image below is a sample of what a cravat would look like. (This annotation contains an image)
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What happened to Mother's handkerchief? 
The sisters are all spying, as usual, but there is one unusual addition--the King! 
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How does the ending of this story differ from the original fairy tale? Cite evidence from both texts to support your response.  
Review the fairy tale at the link below, then answer the following question. (This annotation contains a link)
Part Three 
If you enjoyed this story, you might like other novels based on fairy tales. Check out the following titles: "Wicked," by Gregory Maguire, "Into the Woods" by Stephen Sondheim, and "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine.