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.
Section 1 (pages 1 - 8) Abstract
* The Moran girls are visiting Great Meadow (their childhood home) to cheer up their ailing father, Michael Moran, Sr.
Section 2 (pages 8-22) Abstract
* Michael Moran, Sr. (Moran) and his old army buddy ,McQuaid spend the day retelling old war stories
Section 3 (pages 22-45) Abstract
* The three daughters, Mona, Sheila, and Maggie, try...
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