What do you know about deserts and the life of nomadic tribes? How did this help your understanding of the problems Baba and the nomads face in finding water to survive?
I know that a nomadic tribe is a group of people that travel in different places. They also carry a put up tent with them. Because they don't live in one place. Baba is twelve years old and needs to find water for her tribe. It is also very hard when you are moving lots. Their tribe puts lots of pressure on Baba. How will they survive?
“Now, something else caught her eye. Could it be?...It was a miracle - a dream come true.” (p.13) Why did the author not tell the reader what Baba saw here? What was the purpose of this omission?
Because it gets the reader interested to read more and find out what they are talking about.
Alliteration is the repetition of the first letters or sounds of words within a sentence. The author writes, “There was grass: long, luxurious grass.” (p.11) How does this use of alliteration help you to visualise the grass?
Because it describes the grass in two clean fresh words.
What other words that start with “l” could you add to the sentence to enhance the description?
Landscape of grass.