Young Fredle

  Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt

Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.

Discussion Questions

  1. Why does Fredle get went? What is went?
  2. What does Fredle experience outside for the first time?
  3. What friends does Fredle make on the outside? How do his friends help him?
  4. Who do you think Fredle would continue to be friends with after the story ends?
  5. How does Fredle stay safe outside? How much of Fredle’s survival is due to his own instincts and how much is due to help from friends?
  6. What dangers does Fredle face? How does he overcome them?
  7. What does Fredle learn that changes his opinion of outside? of the cellar?
  8. What happens when Fredle returns to the pantry?
  9. How do his family members react upon his return?
  10. What does Fredle ultimately decide to do?

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