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 I and II Abstract
* Ned Wallis and his parents live in a farmhouse, built in 1846.
* Ned was born in September of 1924. It is now 1935 and Ned is about to turn eleven.
* Mrs. Scallop is the third housekeeper for Wallis family, and Ned feels safe knowing she is there to help when his father must be...
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