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, A Boy and a Mountain Abstract
* Rudi is a 16-year-old boy with a light complexion, and small build who wants nothing more than to climb the Citadel, a mountain that borders his town of Kurtal where his father had died long ago.
* Though Rudi is constantly reminded of his father's legacy, his remaining family want...
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