A Man By the Name of Frederick Pennyhouse

Frederick Pennyhouse has lived in a house on the ocean for many years by himself. He likes the world he has created but realizes he lacks something that he craves.

Discussion Questions:

1. Why do you think the man made people out of the objects he had at home?

2. Why do you think he lives in the middle of the ocean?

3. If you were him, would you have written a message in a bottle? If so, what would you write?

4. What would cause you to isolate yourself from your family or friends?

5. What keeps you going and gives you hope when people disappoint you?