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.
Prologue: Silent Pictures Abstract
* The novel opens with an unnamed narrator listing the members of the Piper family and how each died, including the two babies, and Mumma who died with her head in the oven. The narrator also describes New Waterford, where the family lived, and the family house.
Book 1: The Garden; Chapters 1-5 Abstract
This section contains 2,593 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)