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Night of the Howling Dogs
Submitted by Children on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 16:51
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
Dylan's scout troop goes camping in Halape, a remote spot below the volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The only thing wrong with the weekend on a beautiful, peaceful beach is Louie, a tough older boy. Louie and Dylan just can't get along.
That night an earthquake rocks the camp, and then a wave rushes in, sweeping everyone and everything before it. Dylan and Louie must team up on a dangerous rescue mission. The next hours are an amazing story of survival and the true meaning of leadership.
- When you first started reading the book, why did you think Dylan was so interested in Louie? Were you right or wrong in your assumption?
- What reason did Louie Domingo have to dislike Dylan?
- What are some of the reasons Dylan is afraid of Louie?
- Why do you think Louie tormented Dylan and Casey and not the younger boys?
- Do you believe that seeing the white dog was an omen for what happened and that Pele really caused the earthquake?
- What was it about Louie and his life experiences that made him a good leader during the crisis?
- Who do you think was the most heroic character in the book?
- Do you think Louie and Dylan will be able to be friends after what happened?
- If you were one of the book's characters, would you ever want to go on a camping trip again?
- How does the title of the book fit the story?