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 One through Five Abstract
* The Huxley family arrived in Thika, in what is now Kenya, to begin farming 500 acres of land between two rivers.
Chapters Six through Ten Abstract
* The family was brought to their land by a Swahili named Juma.
* The family discovered that the land was not nearly as ready for farming as...
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