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.
Chapters 1-5 Abstract
* Pettigrew lives alone because his wife died 6 years ago. At the beginning of the book, he gets a phone call from his sister-in-law saying his brother just died of a heart attack.
* Pettigrew is still in shock when he answers the door and finds Mrs. Ali there. He is wearing his wife's house...
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