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.
* In 1907 David and his mother arrive in New York to meet his father who has been there for some time.
* David has never met his father, Albert, before.
* Albert is angry that David's mother, Genya, doesn't recognize her own husband.
Book I: The Cellar Abstract
* David is now almost six and lives with his...
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