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.
Pages 1-42 Abstract
* Paddy, his younger brother Sinbad and their friends (Kevin, Liam, Aidan, James and Ian) enjoy making mischief in their small hometown.
* The setting is the 1960's in Barrytown, Ireland.
* At the start of the novel, the boys are at a construction site owned by the corporation stealing nails to write in wet cement...
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