The Smell of Other's Peoples Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
This is a novel about a group of teenagers, most of whom live in Fairbanks, Alaska. There are Eskimos, Indians and Caucasians. Some of the events seem too good to be true, but good things do happen. This book is about people whose life-style is in some ways very similar to our own, and in some ways very different.
1. What is Dora's story?
2. Why was Alaskan statehood opposed by some?
3. How does this story incorporate a ballerina on a fishing boat?
4. What is Eskimo ice cream?
5. What happened to Dumpling on the trip to the fishing camp?
6. How do people like Dumpling's father treat children?
7. Old people?
8. How do these people from different ethnic groups get along?
9. What role has the Catholic Church played in northern Canada and Alaska?