I love this book as a read aloud for my fifth graders. I have even used it for fourth grade. It is a great book to start the school year off with. II wanted to create a packet to hold students accountable for thinking about the text even though I read it aloud to them. This handout could be used for both a read a loud and also for a book study. This uses prediction questions along with follow up questions for each chapter, their is a character chart to keep characters straight whether major characters or minor characters, and requires students to support their thinking using complete sentences.