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Ellen Foster

Kaye Gibbons

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1. Ellen's father is addicted to what?

2. Ellen fantasizes about which of the following?

3. What does Dora do on the way to Ellen's mother's funeral?

4. How does Ellen's mother die?

5. Whose clothes does Ellen wear to school?

6. 6. What is missing from Starletta's house?

7. Why will Ellen not eat dinner with Starletta and her family?

8. 8. What do Starletta's parents give Ellen for Christmas?

9. Where does Ellen go immediately after her father has sexually abused her?

10. Ellen's father tries to bribe her into coming home with what?

11. What must Ellen do before she can eat Sunday supper at her new mama's house?

12. Of whom does Ellen remind her grandmother?

13. With what does Ellen frame her grandmother's body?

14. What does Julia give Ellen for her birthday?

15. 15. What does Ellen's grandmother do with the flag that Rudolph brings over?

16. Who, inadvertently, has been providing Ellen and her father with envelopes of money?

17. Starletta has a crush on whom?

18. Mavis tells Ellen that she once knew whom?

19. 19. Why does Ellen invite Starletta over to her new mama's house?

20. What Christmas gift does Ellen ask Nadine to buy her?

21. What does Ellen's new mama do especially for Starletta's arrival?

22. What does Ellen wear to impress her new mama when she first goes to see her?

23. For Christmas, Ellen paints Nadine and Dora a picture of what?

24. How does Ellen seek revenge on Dora?

25. Which of the following does Ellen keep secret and especially for herself?

26. What does Ellen offer to her new mama in return for a stable home?

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