I thought the book was very thoughtful and gave me a lot to think about. I also think that the book has a deeper meaning to the story then what you may think it is. I think the meaning to the story is put others before you because the man put the blind girl before he put him I think that is what the meaning of the story is?
In what way did the old man put the girl/princess before himself.
um the man put the princess before himself
What do you guys mean by the old man put the princess before her self?
I think that the book we read today was very kind and really sghowed you what it would be like to be blind. It also shows you that even if you are blind there are other ways you can experience and get to know the world.
sorry i meant to say SHOWED.
Good job! You have some good points! I think you could add a little more detail on why you think this. Also, don't forget to use you background knowledge!
I thought that the deeper meaning was very similar to chipmunks which is even though the girl/princess was blind the old man showed her how to see without using her eyes. I don't think he accepted the money because maybe he thought that helping the blind girl was worth more than the kings reward.
I totally agree to Chipmunks respnse, Siri's, and Tinkerbell44's responses.
Siri, maybe did you also think the old man did not want to keep the jewels because maybe he doesn't care about wealth. Maybe all he wants is people to believe, to be happy? I think he doesn't care much about wealth but more about the people that are wealthy of his time to make happy.
I agree with you and that is why I wrote that he cared more about the girl rather than receiving the kings reward.
I think there was lots of meaning behind this story. My first initial thoughts were confusing to start but when I talked with the group I realized more of the meaning and I figured out that the old man taught the princess to see with her hand by feeling and then the princess would teach the other blind kids in the village how to see.
Nate Wright did you ever think about why he showed her a different form of sight and why he declined the offer of great wealth even though he was a very poor man.
my thoughts on the story is that at first it was hard to find any meaning to this book but I found one very important one. It is you do not need eyes to see. one gift of words helped me find this meaning and It was "she grew eyes on the tips of her fingers". this gift of words helped me a lot because this meant she found another form of sight.
@ Cloud Barston - I really like how you you find different things nobody has said. It makes it really intresting
Also Cloud Barston did you learn anything from the old man or princess what did the old man and the princess learn?
I think this book is very special. It is a great example of kindness and it is very inspiring. I think it is inspiring because it comes to show that being kind to others can really make someone happy and seeing them happy should make you happy, I mean you just brightened someones day or even life. I think that is not only something to smile about but to be proud of. It is a very wonderful book in my view.
My first thoughts were a little confused but then i started to understand it a little more as I read more of the story and re-read everything.
My initial thoughts on the book were that there was going to be a blind girl using a seeing stick. My thoughts changed dramatically as i read, though, as I later thought that the story had a good message; Just because your blind, it doesn't mean you can't do what everyone else does. That's what i think is the message, anyways.
I thought this story was about even if you can't you can see better then people who can't see. It seems confusing but really it quite simple, the little girl could see with here eyes but she can see by feeling. Like the phrase she said, " I grew eyes on my finger tips," she saying that she can see but with her fingers. I loved this book it had so much meaning to it. One meaning is even though you can see you can't see everything. For example we don't always see the best things in life or the or things that we don't see everyday. I believe the book was trying to say that as well. In convulsion I believe that the book is trying to say see the little thing in life because they could be more important then the big things.
@Pancake- You had some very good points but you need to remember to put the correct word in the correct place and don't forget spelling and capitals. :D
Hope I helped improved your learning! :D
Thank you for the feedback. I will use it.
I really liked this book. I liked how it had feeling, I loved how you could almost feel the pain of the blind girl. I also loved how in the beginning of the story the pictures where grey representing what she felt-Pain, sadness, and suffering-, But then they started to get colour representing her hope. Soon all the pictures were full of colour and brightness. Even though she couldn't see physically she saw mentally with her fingers. By feeling she could visualize. We don't use our eyes when we visualize - Mr.Hong.
I thought the old man got blind because when the princess touched the stick the princess was not blind anymore because the old man gave the princess eye sight but the old man did not. I would like it if that happened
So you mean the blindness transfered to the old man and the old mans's sight transfered to the princess?
@ Cloud Barston - Something like that
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.