Mrs Arable is increasingly concerned about Fern’s time spent in the barn cellar. Do you agree that it is a problem, or not? Explain why.
Dr Dorian advises that Fern will always love animals and that Fern would become better friends with Henry Fussy. Do you have any suggestions that may lead to Fern spending less time in the barn?
In Chapter 13, ‘Good Progress,’ Fern tells her mother all about the events that have happened in the Zuckerman’s barn. Mrs Arable thinks that these are part of Fern’s imagination.
* Can things that come from the imagination be real or true or are they always fictional?