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 1 through 3 Abstract
* Willy, whose real name is Wilhemina Freeman, remembers the day the British landed near her town.
* Jordan and Lucy Freeman are Willy's parents and are the former slaves of Colonel Ledyard, who frees them in return for Jordan fighting in the war.
* Willy wishes her father were home as the British march by...
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