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.
* Jacob, the narrator speaks of the stories his grandfather, Abe Portman took care of him and told him stories of when his grandpa was young.
* Jacob's grandfather said he went to a school for peculiar children to get away from the monsters who were after them.
* Abe showed him pictures of a girl who...
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