Dead End in Norvelt - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

Jack Gantos
This Study Guide consists of approximately 41 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Dead End in Norvelt.
This section contains 1,577 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Dead End in Norvelt Study Guide

Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

Chapter 1

Jack Gantos was playing in his backyard on Norvelt Street. He had an array of Japanese military souvenirs that his dad collected while he was in the Navy on the Pacific front during World War II. He had gathered a rifle, a full ammo clip, an officer's sword, binoculars, a dented canteen and other items. His mother was afraid for him to play with the things. His father had always told him to be careful with them because they could be worth a bundle of money someday. He was watching a movie playing at the drive-in down the road through the old binoculars.

Jack's mother told him that a neighbor, Miss Volker, needed his help. Mrs. Gantos told him he could take a piece of pie for pay but no money. It wasn't right to help neighbors and expect pay...

(read more from the Chapters 1 and 2 Summary)

This section contains 1,577 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Dead End in Norvelt Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Dead End in Norvelt from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook