How does the author portray Mr. Crabapple’s personality? Use details from the text to support your answer.
strange and shy
sweet and patient
rugged and roughened
creepy and strange
Which sentence from the text helps you infer your answer to part A?
Over the years, Mr. Crabapple changed into a strange old man with an overgrown yard.
Back when my dad was young, Mr. Crabapple kept his yard nice and neat.
He walks slowly, and his hands are gnarled1.
He smokes a pipe and waves the pipe in the air for no reason at all.
Think about the way life was in America before Black Tuesday occurred. Then, imagine it after. What were the main differences between these times? Describe these differences using complete sentences.
Tell what you think the girls will most likely do the next time they go to the beach with Grandpa.