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, 1906-1923, Chapters 1-4 Abstract
* A young hunter finds a woman who has given birth alone in the forest. The baby begins crying when it hits the ground and the mother dies.
* The hunter takes the baby home to his mother.
* Helena, the hunter's mother, takes care of the baby. Since she has a six-month old...
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