A Dog of Flanders includes the complete text of the story by Ouida and a consumable workbook. The tale does not have a happy ending, and exploring its details will help students acquire some of the wisdom that underlies the story. Themes of individual and community responsibility are explored. At the conclusion of each chapter, one or two exercises will help the student understand the plot as it unfolds. and develop critical thinking ability. Additional exercises focus attention on the story’s structure, the writer’s style, and other key elements.