The author recalls his loving grandmother. Po in Chinese means ‘grandma.’
- When did the author first meet Po? Where?
- What was the author’s nickname?
- Why did the author’s mother take him to Taiwan?
- “I made quite an impression on everybody.” What impression did the author make?
- What were the author’s earliest memories of Po?
- How did the herbal doctor treat the author’s nose-bleeding?
- How did Po help the author’s mother during his illness?
- What difficulties did the author’s mother and Po face in following the instructions of the herbal doctor?
- What does the very first interaction between Po and her grandson show you about Po’s personality?
- What do you suppose makes Po volunteer to prepare the medicine and then to struggle to administer it?
- Do you consider her efforts a sacrifice? Does her diligence carry a personal price for her?
- Why does the relationship between Po and her grandson grow stronger over the years?
- What is remarkable about the author’s revealing the suspense about Po?
- Can an ordinary babysitter be as loving as Po? Why do you think so?
- Briefly write an account on the hard work Po did for the author?