Step by step with the help of others
Without much thought
He asks Great Aunt for help
They feel useless.
They feel proud of their work.
They feel like they should have been paid.
They feel angry.
His mother wanted him to learn about Chinatown.
His Great Aunt needed someone to take care of her.
His parents wanted him to work all summer.
She was her oldest, wisest aunt and Peter could learn from her.
He likes that the dragon is so big.
That the dragon is from Chinatown.
The dragon is unlike anything he has seem before and its special.
It reminds him of home.
He sharpened its teeth to a gleam.
He painted a dot on each of its eyes.
He bowed deeply and called it sir.
He shone the pearl on its forehead.
He is staying with young people.
He is seeing old buildings that are different from his home.
He is getting to know people that follow old customs.
He is seeing many young children.
By using the money his parents gave him
By spending his allowance from Great Aunt
By helping Miss Rose Chiao and Mr. Pang one or twice a week
By clearing tables at the Golden Palace Restaurant
"He calls to you."
"That means he's happy"
"He has new eyes"
"That's his heart."
She speaks nicely, but her actions are mean.
She talks quietly, but her actions are loud.
She talks rudely, but her actions are helpful and kind.
She yells a lot and her actions are rude.
People in Chinatown don't need money.
People in Chinatown don't have any money.
People in Chinatown trade services.
Everything is free in Chinatown.
The dragon is as heavy as ten men.
It takes 10 men to carry the dragon.
Ten people made the dragon.
They had to pay 10 people to fix the dragon.
She spends the night fixing the crest and its broken mouth.
She glues new scales all over the tail.
She paints eyes on the dragon.
Great Aunt doesn't help fix it at all.
The dragon has a special quality to it that draws people in
The dragon has a certain smell
The dragon has magical powers
People don't like the dragon
Peter learned about Chinatown and its culture. He also makes new friends.
He learns how to fix a dragon so he can do it alone next time.
He learns he doesn't need money in Chinatown.
He changes by learning that he wants to live in Chinatown.