Why does Dicey lie to the policeman in the parking lot in Peewauket?
Why does Sammy initially refuse to leave the parking lot in Peewauket?
What lie does Dicey tell the children about their parents?
Why does Dicey not correct Louis and Edie when they mistake her for a boy?
Why does Dicey become so upset when Sammy steals a wallet?
What inspires Dicey to have the children carry grocery bags to earn money?
Why does the inscription on the gravestone near the Connecticut River affect Dicey so deeply?
Why does Stewart help the Tillermans even after James steals money from him?
How does Eunice react to the children?
What is Father Joseph and Eunice's prevailing reaction to Dicey's explanations of her mother's life?
What is the main reason Dicey dislikes her life in Bridgeport?
Why does Eunice decide to adopt the children?
How does Dicey feel once they are on the bus to New York?
Why do Tom and Jerry offer to take the Tillermans across the bay?
Why does Dicey enjoy sailing so much?
Why does Dicey decide they must walk when they reach the eastern shore?
How do the children know that Mr. Rudyard is a bad man?
How does Mr. Rudyard try to convince Will to let him take the children?
How does Dicey's grandmother react to Dicey initially?
What does Dicey find in the barn that makes her decide they must try and convince their grandmother to take them in?
Why does their grandmother not make the children leave?
Why does their grandmother become so angry the night when Will and Claire visit?
Why does Gram tell Dicey she cannot take them in?
Why did Momma and Francis Verricker not marry?
Why does Gram finally agree to take the children in?