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 Flight Abstract
* Mafatu recalls a life-changing event that happened to him early in his childhood, an event that has shaped his fear of the sea.
* One day, Mafatu's mother took him out to the barrier reef to look for sea urchins; a storm was coming their way, and the other fishermen turned their canoes around...
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