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Joan Aiken

Author of The Third Wish

Cynthia Rylant

Author of Papa's Parrot

Edward D. Hoch

Author of Zoo

Laurence Yep

Author of Ribbons

James Ramsey Ullman

Author of A Boy and a Man

Piri Thomas

Author of Amigo Brothers

Ray Bradbury

Author of All Summer in a Day

Mr. Peters

Protagonist of The Third Wish

Harry Tillian

Protagonist of Papa's Parrot

Professor Hugo

Protagonist of Zoo


Protagonist of Ribbons

Rudi Matt

Protagonist of A Boy and a Man

Antonio Cruz and Felix Vargas

Protagonist of Amigo Brothers


Protagonist of All Summer in a Day

Jane Yolen

Author of Suzy and Leah

Walter Dean Myers

Author of The Treasure of Lemon Brown

Suzy and Leah

Protagonists of Suzy and Leah

Greg Ridley

Protagonist of The Treasure of Lemon Brown

Leita, Rhea, Forest King

Other characters in The Third Wish

Third Person Omniscient

The Third Wish point of view

Mr. Tillian, Rocky, Harry's friends

Other characters in Papa's Parrot

Third Person Omniscient

Papa's Parrot point of view

The Kaans, the humans

Other characters in Zoo

Third Person Omniscient

Zoo point of view

Ian, Father, Mother, Paw-Paw

Other characters in Ribbons

First Person

Ribbons point of view

Captain Winter

Other charactes in A Boy and a Man

Third Person Limited

A Boy and a Man point of view


Other characters in Amigo Brothers

Third Person Omniscient

Amigo Brothers point of view

Bully (William), Teacher, other classmates

Other characters in All Summer in a Day

Third Person Limited

All Summer in a Day point of view

Avi, Suzy's mom, Leah's mutti, Mr. Forest

Other characters in Suzy and Leah

First Person

Suzy and Leah point of view

Lemon Brown, Father, thugs

Other characters in The Treasure of Lemon Brown

Third Person Limited

The Treasure of Lemon Brown point of view

Mr. Peters was lonely

The Third Wish conflict (C vs S)

Harry doesn't want to go to the candy shop anymore

Papa's Parrot conflict (C vs C & C vs S)

point of view

the perspective from which a story is told

When Suzy read Leah's diary

Suzy and Leah climax

The revealing of the foot binding

Ribbons climax

falling action

The events after the climax that lead to the resolution, the events that help resolve the conflict.

Suzy and Leah don't understand each other

Suzy and Leah conflict (C vs C)


the time and place of an action in a literary work

When Antonio and Felix embrace at the end of the match

Amigo Brothers climax

Proffesor Hugo has to keep the humans and animals happy

Zoo conflict (C vs C)

Captain Winter is stuck in a crevasse

A Boy and a Man conflict #1 (C vs N)

Rudi wants to climb the Citadel

A Boy and a Man conflict #2 (C vs S)

internal conflict

a problem or struggle within a character

Harry realizes that his father really misses him

Papa's Parrot climax


the universal/central message about people or life that the author communicates to the reader

external conflict

a struggle between a character and an outside force


the act of creating and developing a character

When Rudi tells Captain Winter that he wants to climb the Citadel

A Boy and a Man climax

Margot misses the sun and hates Venus

All Summer in a Day conflict

indirect characterization

the writer depends on the reader to infer the character's traits by the writer's description of a character's actions, appearance, or speech

Antonio and Felix are worried their friendship will get in the way of their fight

Amigo Brothers conflict (C vs C)

When the kids remember Margot is still in the closet

All Summer in a Day climax


a person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work

short story

a brief work of fiction

Paw-Paw ignores Stacy

Ribbons conflict

rising action

the main events in a story leading up to the climax


the sequence of events in a literary work

Mr. Peters turns Leita back into a swan

The Third Wish climax

third person

the writer/narrator stands outside the action to describe it

direct characterization

the writer states the character's traits


the turning point in a story


a struggle between opposing forces, causes the action


the conclusion of the story, usually the conflict is resolved here

When you realize it's a zoo for both the humans and the Kaans

Zoo climax

1st person

the narrator is in the story and refers to himself/herself as "I"

Greg is having trouble succeeding

The Treasure of Lemon Brown conflict

When Greg sees the treasure

The Treasure of Lemon Brown climax

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