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.
Fool's Paradise Abstract
* Kadish had a son named Atzel, and an adopted girl named Aksah.
* When they were children, Aksah and Atzel would pretend they were married, and everyone thought they would be.
Grandmother's Tale Abstract
* When Atzel grew up, he was very lazy and wished he were dead...
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