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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Twenty-year-old Denise and her younger brothers, Pepe and Jean leave their hometown of Valgones and come to Paris a year after the deaths of their parents.
* Denise hopes to find a job with her Uncle Baudu's shop in order to support herself and her brothers.
* While looking for Uncle Baudu's shop, Denise catches sight...
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