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 1-2 Abstract
* Sultana refused to give an apple the cook had given her to her brother; Ali was given the privilege of choosing what Sultana would eat at every meal for several weeks.
* A short time later, Sultana recalled overhearing a meeting between her father and his brothers.
* Sultana's father was the son of Abdul...
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