Bird Lake Moon By Kevin Henkes
1. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, who were Mitch and his mother staying with at the lake?

His mother's parents, Papa Carl and Cherry. (p. 6)
2. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, in what city did Mitch and his mother live?
Madison (p. 8)
3. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, Mitch carved 2 letters on the porch of the house next to his grandparents'. What were the two letters?
M.S. (his initials) (p. 3)
4.In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, why does Lolly say she didn't cry when Matty drowned? She had not been born yet. (p. 24)
5. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what does F.M.S. stand for in the Stone family?
Fear of Missing Something (p. 25)
6. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what was special about a tiny ivory turtle?
Matty had swallowed it (p. 27)
7. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, who are Mrs. Mincebottom, Gloria Crumpet, and Susanna McCorky?
Voices that Lolly does (p. 31)
8. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, Mitch always thought of the family that moved in next door as a particular word. What was it?
The intruders (p. 35 and others)
9. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, Mitch left an image of a soccer ball on the porch of the cottage next door. What was it made of?
Sugar (p. 45)
10. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what gift from his father does Mitch leave on the backseat of the car?
A cell phone (p. 84)
11. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, when Mitch unhooks Jasper's leash from the tree, who is blamed?
Lolly (p. 101)
12. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what information about his own family does Mitch share with Spencer after Spencer tells him about Matty's death?
That his parents are getting a divorce (p. 120)
13.In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what conclusion does Spencer reach because of the odd events at his family's house?
That Matty's ghost is haunting the house (p. 130)
14. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what is the Stone's family meeting about?
The decision to leave Bird Lake early (p. 153 - implied)
15. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what does Mitch buy on the way back from Madison as a gift for Jasper?
Dog biscuits (p. 152)
16. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, why do Mitch and his mother make a trip back to Madison?
To find an apartment (p. 144)
17. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, why do the Stones leave Bird Lake?
Spencer's mother found it too hard to be there because of Matty's death (p. 161)
18. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what doe Mitch do about the splinter he gets in his finger?
Nothing. He leaves it alone. (p. 14)
19. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, what was the coincidence about the initials carved into the porch?
They could stand for Mitch Sinclair or Matty Stone. (p. 167)
20. In the book Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes, when the Stone family first drove up to the house on the lake, where was Mitch?
Under the porch of the house (p. 17)
21. In the book Bird Lake Moon, who is the author?
Kevin Henkes
22. In the book Bird Lake Moon, why do Mitch and his mother go to Bird Lake for the summer?
Because Mitch’s dad left and his mother said she couldn’t live in their house anymore (page 6)
23. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Mitch call his grandparents?
Papa Carl and Cherry (page 8)
24. In the book Bird Lake Moon, where does Mitch want to move?
To the empty house next door to his grandparents (pages 10 – 11)
25. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what is the name of the Stone family’s dog?
Jasper (page 21)
26. In the book Bird Lake Moon, when did the Stone family stop going to their house on Bird Lake?
After Matty died there (page 24)
27. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what sat on the Stones’ fireplace mantel that reminded Spencer of Matty?
A tiny ivory turtle (page 26)
28. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what do Peter and Emmy Stone do for a living?
They own a frame shop. (page 28)
29. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what color is Mitch’s hair?
Black (page 54)
30. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Lolly do that occasionally annoys Spencer?
She speaks in different voices (page 70)
31. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what could Spencer not find because Mitch put them in the birdbath? His goggles (page 72)
32. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what word does Mitch look up in the dictionary that means “something that traps or impedes”?
Morass (page 89)
33. In the book Bird Lake Moon, how does Mitch explain why he has Jasper?
He said that he saw Jasper running loose, recognized him from the Stones’ yard, and wanted to return him. (page 111)
34. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Mitch buy at the convenience store with the extra money his mother gives him?
Gum and dog biscuits (pages 150 – 151)
35. In the book Bird Lake Moon, which two characters have the same initials?
Mitch Sinclair and Matty Stone (page 167)
36. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what do Mitch and Cherry enjoy doing together?
Playing card games (page 169)

1. In the book Bird Lake Moon, why have Mitch and his mother moved in with his grandparents at Bird Lake?
  • His father has left them. P. 5-6
2. In the book Bird Lake Moon, who are Papa Carl and Cherry?
  • Mitch’s grandparents p. 7
3. In the book Bird Lake Moon, where does Mitch spend a lot of time at Bird Lake?
  • Under the porch of the vacant house next door to his grandparent’s house. p. 14
4. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Mitch fasten to the boards under the porch of the vacant house next door?
  • A photo of him and his parents p. 17
5. In the book Bird Lake Moon, why does Mitch carve his initials into the front porch rail of the vacant house?
  • He hopes that he and his mom will own the house someday. p. 11
6. In the book Bird Lake Moon, how old is Mitch?
  • Twelve p. 13
7. In the book Bird Lake Moon, who moves into the vacant house?
  • The Stone family p.
8. In the book Bird Lake Moon, who is Matty?
  • The Stone son who had died in Bird Lake when he was four years old p. 24
9. In the book Bird Lake Moon, who are Lolly and Spencer?
  • The Stone children p. 24
10. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does “FMS” mean to the Stone family?
  • “Fear of missing something” p. 25
11. In Bird Lake Moon, besides photos, what is the only reminder of Matty in the Stone home?
  • Tiny ivory turtle that Matty had swallowed when he was two p. 27
12. In the book Bird Lake Moon, who is Jasper?
  • The Stone family dog p. 21
13. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Mitch decide to do to make the Stones leave?
  • Haunt the house p. 38
14. In the book Bird Lake Moon, from where does Mitch watch the Stones?
  • From the window in his grandmother’s pantry p. 38
15. In Bird Lake Moon, what does Mitch dump on the porch of the Stone house?
*Sugar which he draws a design in with the number 12 p. 45
16. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Mitch take from the Stone’s porch?
*Swim goggles p. 46
17. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what present does Mitch’s father give him?
  • Cell phone p. 49
18. In the book Bird Lake Moon, how has Mitch’s father’s appearance change?
  • He is growing a beard and mustache p. 57
19. In the book Bird Lake Moon, when Spencer discovers the sugar on the porch, what does he think it looks like?
  • A turtle and the 12 is the age Matty would have been p. 67
20. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Lolly like to do?
  • Speak in strange voices p. 31
21. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Mitch do with the cell phone his father gives him?
  • Leaves it under the seat of his father’s car p. 84
22. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what word he finds in the dictionary does Mitch decide applies to him?
  • Morass: a difficult or perplexing situation p. 89
23. In the book Bird Lake Moon, while the Stone family is playing at the lake, what does Mitch do to Jasper?
  • Unhooks Jasper’s lead from the tree he is connected to p. 92
24. In the book Bird Lake Moon, who returns Jasper to the Stone family?
  • Mitch p. 111
25. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what happens when Spencer tells Mitch his suspicions about there being a ghost at his house?
  • Mitch confesses to Spencer about everything but setting Jasper free. p. 130-132
26. In the book Bird Lake Moon, why does his mother take Mitch with her back to Madison?
  • So they can rent an apartment p. 146-147
27. In the book Bird Lake Moon, when stopping for gas, what does Mitch buy with the money his mother gives him?
  • A dog biscuit for Jasper p. 151
28. In the book Bird Lake Moon, who discovers the initials Mitch has carved into the railing of the Stone house?
  • Lolly p. 167
29. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Mitch realize as he destroys his initials on the porch railing?
  • His initials and Matty’s are the same. p. 171
30. In the book Bird Lake Moon, because he feels guilty for releasing Jasper, what does Mitch do?
  • Writes a note to Spencer telling him what he did. p. 172
31. In the book Bird Lake Moon, what does Lolly give Spencer to give to Mitch?
  • A drawing of Jasper p. 179