Talk to your kids about…
One of the characters in the film talks about having selective memory. What does that mean? Why do we remember different things about the past? Why are some experiences more memorable to one person than another?
How do the members of this family support one another during challenging times? What good behaviors do they model? What kind of relationship is depicted between Katy and her brother Howard?
Author Mary O’Hara lived in Wyoming for nearly 25 years and wrote two other books about the range country. Thunderhead was published in 1943 and Green Grass of Wyoming in 1946. Both of these books were also made into motion pictures in the 1940s.