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.
Prologue, A Mountain Range of Rubble, and Part One, The Grave Digger's Handbook Abstract
* In the opening of the story, Liesel is traveling by train with her mother and younger brother. Her brother is sick and coughs through the trip. Soon, his coughing stops and Liesel realizes her brother has died.
* Liesel and her mother get...
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