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.
Book the First: Chapters 1-10 Abstract
* Despereaux is the only infant mouse to survive in the last litter his mother has
* He is born with his eyes open and when his father Lester sees him, he is sure he will not survive
* His mother is French and sees the single surviving mouse as a colossal disappointment...
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