This novel study focuses on the comprehension skills of predicting, vocabulary development, and character analysis. It provides students with practice for the Common Core Literature Standards 1, 2, and 3 (1. refer to details and examples from text... 2. Determine the theme...summarize the text... and 3. Describe, in depth, a character...). It also provides practice for the Common Core Language Standard 4 (Determine or classify the meaning of unknown or multiple meaning words...from a range of strategies).