As you read about the many ways people travel, think of all the ways your family uses to get from one place to another. Talk about how your usual means of transportation compares to the ones in the books. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Creative Trades: Bargaining, Bartering, Swapping, and Re-using
Whatever we call it, reusing goods or trading goods and services gives richness to our lives and helps us in “being green.” These books sometimes feature swapping more than goods or money. Some trade time, stories, or even identities. Enjoy clever characters’ and writers’ creative use of talents and resources.