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.
* The father looks over his son as he sleeps; he questions whether they can make it through the winter.
* The father uses a cart to push his son and their knapsacks along the road.
* At an abandoned gas station, the father tries calling his old house.
* The father and son come to a city...
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