This story is a great novel study for small groups. It has some serious undertones, but kids love the excitement of the story. Be aware, if you’ve never read it, the ending is a surprise for most.
I use these series of questions each year with my top readers in second grade. I find them very helpful as the students are reading through the text. I’ve also included a page after each question page with the location to the answers. Sometimes I give them to students who might be struggling.
I’ve also included a vocabulary page and a unit test.