Students will not only enjoy reading these tales of mystery, danger, comedy and humor; they'll also learn a lot from them. Included are discussion questions, creative suggestions for improvisation, role play and writing, and opportunities for students to write their opinions and feelings about each tale. Each story has a surprise ending and will get students discussing and expressing their viewpoints to answer some difficult questions. The author says literature captures the essence of human behavior. As students read and discuss the tales in this book, that illustrate a variety of human behaviors, they will learn to ask and answer questions, assess information, consider other people's viewpoints, make decisions and set standards for ethical behavior.