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 Abstract
* Trisha McFarland, a nine-year-old girl whose parents have recently divorced, is introduced.
* Trisha, her brother Pete, and their mother Quilla leave to go on a hike.
* Pete complains during the car ride because he does not want to go on another one of Quilla's outings.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Pete and Quilla fight a lot since...
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