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.
Part One: The Finding; Midwinter's Eve Abstract
* Will Stanton and his brother, James, go to the barn to feed the rabbits, and the birds all shy away from Will, too.
* As Old George brings the hay, Mr. Dawson gets Will to come inside the house.
* He gives Will an iron ornament for his belt and tells...
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