There Is No Dog
by Meg Rosoff
There Is No Dog Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- How do you think that Earth would have turned out if Mr. B were God all along instead of Bob?
- Could there be any way for mortals and immortals to live together and love each other in There Is No Dog?
- Bob asks if there would be any point to life if things were awesome all of the time. What do you think? Could we appreciate good things without the bad?
- Why do you think Mr. B wasn't allowed to become God by himself at first? Why was Bob transferred and not Mr. B?
- Do you think what Lucy experienced in There Is No Dog was love? If not, what was it?
- Is it offensive to write about God the way that Rosoff has? Why or why not?
- Can you think of other examples of religious satire? What does Rosoff's point in writing the book seem to be? What is she trying to accomplish?
- How do Rosoff's reinterpretations of Greco-Roman myths and the Bible affect how you understand those texts?
- Does Rosoff's interpretation seem to draw more on monotheistic religions or on polytheistic? Why might she have attempted to combine them, and what's the effect of the combination?
- Does it seem like Rosoff took any steps to make her book less offensive? How did she try to soften the story for religious readers, if at all?
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