Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* The Prologue opens with the couple Ignacio and Blanca Aguero riding on horseback through the Zapatos Swamp in search of a specimen of ruddy duck for a museum collection in Boston.
* Blanca is excited to see a rare bee hummingbird, but when she turns to tell her husband, she sees that he is pointing...
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