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
Brian prepares to go to Canada to visit his father.
Brian's parents have divorced.
Brian's mother gives him a hatchet.
Chapter 2 Abstract
It is Brian's first time in a bushplane.
The pilot has a heart attack and dies.
Brian is alone and does not know how to fly.
Chapter 3 Abstract
The plane flies off...
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