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 One: Chapters 1 - 4 Abstract
* Jimmy Tock reminisces about the day he was born and the predictions made by his grandfather Josef.
* Josef dies just as Jimmy is born, right after making the predictions involving five terrible days.
* The predictions come in a clear and concise manner from a...
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