He is good at drawing.
His arm hurts him a lot.
He always feels gloomy.
His friends don’t speak to him.
Keeps it in a collection of gifts
Sends it to his friend, Leon Kellen
Gives it to Mrs. English to display
Frames it and hangs it in his studio
Like an alien on Earth
Acceptable for a boy
Her best friend in school
more fun to be with now
Offers Zebra patience and information about her own experiences, which helps him
Mainly functions to help the reader learn more about Zebra and John Wilson
Reveals how Zebra changes, as shown by her growing warmth toward him
Grows and changes over the course of the story, just as Zebra himself does
Develops a strong and vibrant personality as he learns about Vietnam
Teaches readers to be grateful for their good health and happiness
Changes through the story, shown by the improvement in his social skills
Is the most important character in the story, as shown by the title
“Wrinkles formed intricate spidery webs in the skin below his gray eyes.”
“He picked up the bag and started down the street to where Zebra was standing.”
“The dark-blue cap with the words LAND ROVER sat jauntily on his head.”
“He stood alongside the front desk, wearing a light-blue long-sleeved shirt and jeans.”
Mrs. English is upset with him for not trying harder in art.
Zebra no longer needs the emotional support that the class provides.
Zebra is admitted to the summer art class instead, as a reward.
He applies too late in the year and the class is already full.
The dirt on his palm suggests that he is messy, careless, and not a very skilled artist.
The fact that the colors are rubbed into his hand suggests he prefers paint to ink.
His soiled palm suggests that he has an injured hand and paints with only one hand.
His messy hand suggests that he paints so much that the ink and colors don’t wash off.
A part in a play
The edge of a table
The outline of a figure
A splash in the water
Enforces rules strictly
Promotes equal treatment
Ensures worker's rights
Judges others harshly
Retreat in awe
Withdraw in anger
Shrink in pain
Shudder in embarrassment