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.
Part 1, Chapter 1 Abstract
* Charles Wychwood visits an antiques store called Leno's to sell books to raise money for his family.
* Charles is talking to the store owner when he sees a painting in the corner of the shop. He is so taken with the painting he decides to swap it for his book.
Part 1, Chapter 2 Abstract
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