For Book Clubs

We have created the following  questions to aid book clubs, teachers, and others initiate insightful discussion related to the novels and chapter books written by Harold William Thorpe.

Discussion Questions for The O’Shaughnessy Chronicles


Covers of novels

Based on his real-life family from Iowa County, Wisconsin, Harold’s Thorpe’s fictional O’Shaughnessy Chronicles novels are rich in Wisconsin history. They’re the perfect choice for book clubs, with great potential for discussion on topics such as the Great Depression; early twentieth century farm, family, and small town life; World War I; World War II; and the cultural, industrial, civic, and culinary contributions of Cornish, Italian, Irish, and other immigrant groups who settled in southwest Wisconsin in this era.

Book Club Discussion Questions for Giddyap Tin Lizzie

Book Club Discussion Questions for Bittersweet Harvest


Cover Strawberry SummerBook Club Discussion Questions for Strawberry Summer


Discussion Questions for the Good Friends Storybooks

Children's book covers

Good Friends Storybooks, Harold Thorpe’s chapter books for young readers, are steeped in Wisconsin history, geography, and lore, making them a great choice for classroom or kids’ book club discussions. The questions below are designed to engage kids with fun activities, and to help them to think and talk about what they’re reading.

Book Club Discussion Questions for Wyatt’s Woods

Book Club Discussion Questions for Aubrey’s Attic

Discussion questions for Grayson’s Garage are coming soon.