English is a part of the CBSE syllabus right from class 1. The English subject holds much importance in every class, be it class 5, 6, 10 or 12. Nowadays, it has become necessary to write and speak good English and one should have a good command of the language. That’s why it is important for students to learn the subject with great dedication and interest.
English holds the same marks as other subjects, so it becomes important for students to revise and learn it carefully. Many students face difficulty in literature as they don’t understand what the author is trying to say or convey through the chapters and poems. But no need to worry anymore. Here, you can find chapter summaries of all classes starting from the 5th onwards.
It is advised to the students that they start reading the chapters and poems from an early age so they will not face any problems in higher classes.
Here is a list of books and chapters and poems that are included in the book.
Book Name: Marigold
The story unfolds the confusion of the cook at the palace and his creation of the famous dish called Avial.
- Flying Together
This story is about a flock of geese who ignore the advice given by a wise goose and end up trapped. In the end, they manage to escape the trap.
This story is about a shipwrecked man named Robinson Crusoe.
This story revolves around two brothers and their relationship.
- Rip van Winkle
This story is about a farmer and how his entire life changed after meeting three dwarf men.
- Talkative Barber
This is a humorous story with a funny account of Sultan and a talkative barber.
- Gulliver’s Travels
This story is about the second voyage of Gulliver to the land of Brobdingnag, where giant people live.
- The Little Bully
This is an excellent lesson about the consequences of bullying.
- Around the World
This story is about the journey of Mr. Froggs and Passepartout around the world and their different experiences.
- Who will be Nighthou
This story is about a king who chooses a rightful successor among his kids.
Book name – Honeysuckle
This story is about a boy named Patrick, who doesn’t like doing his homework.
This story revolves around a dog who is searching for a new master.
This story is about a caring and hardworking son who is a woodcutter.
This chapter is dedicated to the famous astronaut Kalpana Chawla.
This story is about a school that is different from other schools.
This chapter teaches how everyone is different from each other.
This story is about two best friends, Jumman Shaikh and Aglu Chaudhary.
This story is about a man who is playing a game in a village.
This story is about different desert animals around the World.
This chapter is divided into two parts.
Book name – A Pact With the Sun
This story is about a bird family.
This story revolves around a farmer’s family.
This story is about a wise and poor shepherd who lived in a village.
This chapter revolves around a boy who is the owner of a clock shop.
This story is about India’s most incredible musician, Tansen.
This is a touching story about two animals, the monkey, and the crocodile, who become friends.
This chapter is all about sleep.
This story is about a girl and her mother who is suffering from illness.
This story is about a man who runs away from his village.
This story revolves around a famous wrestler, Vijay Singh.
Book name – Honeycomb
This chapter is about a king who finds answers to become a ruler.
This chapter revolves around the simplicity and innocence of a child’s mind.
This is a hilarious story of a king and a man named Gopal.
This story is about how human nature can be cruel sometimes.
This story is about an artist’s commitment.
This story revolves around two siblings.
This story is about a man and his chocolate factory.
This chapter teaches students about how fire can be both dangerous and useful to us.
This story is about how bicycles can lead to problems. It is a humorous story.
This chapter is all about cricket.
Book name – An Alien Hand
This story is about ants and their discipline life.
This story is about an elephant and its keeper.
This story revolves around the life of a desert.
- The Cop and the Anthem
This story revolves around the life of Soapy.
This story is about a baby elephant named Golu.
- I want something in a Cage
This story revolves around a pet owner and a customer.
This chapter is about Abbu Khan, who has a pet goat.
- The Baby Bear
This story is about a friendly bear and a lady who keep a bear in a chain.
This chapter is about a tiger cub named Timothy.
This chapter is about a boy and his experience with a spacecraft.
The book’s first poem is about an ant who works hard all day in the summer season and stores ample food for the winter season. On the other hand, a cricket simply enjoys the seasons by singing instead of storing food for winter.
Poem 2: Geography Lessons
The second poem of the book, Honeydew, tells us the importance of water for different purposes. The poet of this poem is Zulfikar Ghose, who was born in India but settled in Pakistan after the partition. Living in the USA now, he finds the cities are not well-planned when he sees them from above in a jet. The poet also talks about the importance of water.
Poem 3: Macavity – The Mystery Cat
The third poem of the book revolves around the mysterious abilities of a cat named Macavity. He is very secretive and escapes from the crime scene every time.
The fourth poem is about a man searching for a job. But during this search, he comes to learn some important lessons. The poem tries to teach us that we do not need money, beauty, or power for everlasting happiness. Innocence and freedom are enough to make a person satisfied and happy.
Poem 5: The Schoolboy
The fifth poem of the book is about a schoolboy who is not happy as he doesn’t like to go to school daily and is not interested in studying. He thinks that he is trapped like a bird and his childhood is crumpled. The boy further advises parents not to steal their kid’s freedom and happiness.
The sixth poem of Honeydew is a very touching poem about a child named Jody. When a snake bites his father, he kills a doe in order to save his father’s life. But now, he is concerned about the fawn who is left behind. His parents search for the fawn in the forest and bring it home. Jody is thrilled that the fawn is safe.
Poem 7: When I Set Out for Lyonnesse
The seventh poem of the book is about poet Thomas Hardy’s visit to the parish church as an architect. He went there to supervise the restoration of the church. When he returned, people noticed two things about the poet: a new glow in his eyes and a piece of paper in his pocket.
Poem 8: On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
The eighth poem of the book is about a grasshopper and a cricket. Both are used to symbolize the summer and winter seasons. This beautiful poem talks about how the poetry of the song continues from the summer to the winter season.
Book name – Honeydew
This story is about a lady and her Christmas present.
This story is all about Tsunami and the huge destruction caused by it.
This chapter talks about history with many pictures.
- Bepin Choudhary’s Lapse of Memory
This story revolves around Bepin Choudhary and finding many truths.
This whole story is about Mr. H.P.S. Ahluwalia, who climbed Mount Everest.
- This is Jody’s Fawn
This story is about a child and his obsession with a fawn.
This story is about two great people people who are differently-abled and spend their life in a wheelchair.
This story is a collection of extracts of a nature lover boy.
This story is about a little boy who spots different faces from a hilltop.
This story tells the ending of the 9th chapter.
Book name – It So Happened
This story is about a camel and how it got the hump.
This story is about a child who ran away from home.
This story is about a giant and his pride in his beautiful garden.
This whole story is based on an interview between an editor and an architect.
This story is about the youngest daughter of the king and queen of siam.
This story is about a fight between Ranji and Suraj.
This story is about a conversation between Mr. Framton Nuttel and Vera.
This story is about a boy who spends his school fees on purchasing jalebis.
This story is about Manoj Dutta and his discovery of a comet.
This is a secret project to prevent the comet from hitting the Earth.
Book name – Beehive
This chapter is about computers and their significant role in the present world.
This chapter revolves around the lives of two musicians.
This beautiful story is about a little girl named Kezia.
This story revolves around a great scientist named Albert Einstein.
This story is about a doctor and his encounter with a snake.
This story is about Dr. A.P.J Abdul kalam and his childhood days.
This story is about three friends packing their luggage.
This story is about two women Santosh Yadav and Maria Sharapova.
- The Bond of Love
This story is about a baby bear.
This chapter is all about Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
This story is about a dramatist who is on his way to leave home.
Book name – First Flight
This story is about a farmer who writes a letter to God.
This chapter is the autobiography of Nelson Mandela.
This chapter is divided into two parts. First is his first flight and the second is a black airplane.
This story is an excerpt from the diary of Anne Frank.
This story is about a girl who has to face discrimination.
This chapter is a continuation of the 5th chapter.
This chapter is divided into three parts. First is a baker from goa second is Coorg and the third is tea from Assam.
This story is about prose about pets.
This story is about an eight-year-old girl and her experience in the city.
This story depicts the life of Gautam Buddha.
This story presents the view of marriage.
Book name – Footprints Without Feet
This story is about a dog how he fell ill and recovered with help of a doctor.
This story is about a thief who becomes friends with a man.
This story is about an agent trying to acquire information.
This story is about two thieves and how they got tangled with each other.
This story is about a man who discovers invisibility.
This story is about the question of whether academic knowledge is enough or not.
This chapter is about a girl and her thirst for materialistic things.
This story is about a young lawyer who set out in search of a man.
This story is about a simple girl named Bholi.
This chapter is set in the future.
Book name – Literature
This story is about two teenage boys.
- Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger
This story is about a lady who wants to be better than her neighbor.
This story is about human emotions.
- A Shady Plot
This story is about how supernatural, ghostly elements can backfire.
This story is about a man who is passionate about acting.
This chapter is all about computers, videos games, and different techniques.
Book name – Hornbill
This story revolves around the author and his grandmother.
This story talks about different struggles that a group of people faces.
This chapter tells the mysterious incidents behind the death of King Tut.
- The landscape of the Soul
This chapter talks about Chinese art and European art.
This chapter is about the condition of the earth and the problems arising from it.
This chapter tells the challenges faced by a fifth-class student.
This chapter is about transitioning experiences between two young people.
This story revolves around the journey of the author to Mount Kailash.
Book name – Snapshots
This story is about two young boys and a Horse.
This chapter is about the destruction of war.
This chapter is about the marriage of Ranga.
This story tells the struggles of Albert Einstein during his school days.
This story is about the importance of a mother in every household.
- The Ghat of the Only World
This story is about friendship.
This chapter is about a doctor who deals with a difficult case while his mental state is not good.
This story is about how the continuation of age-old beliefs leads to good people being punished.
Book name – Flamingo
This story depicts how people feel when they are not able to communicate in their own tongue.
This story speaks out against child labor.
The author describes how he overcame his phobia of water.
This story is of a peddler who has a negative view of the world.
Indigo chapter is about Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle for the disadvantaged peasants of Champaran.
This chapter deals with the film industry.
This chapter tells the functions, procedures, and benefits of conducting an interview.
This chapter is all about teenage years.
Book name – Vistas
This chapter is about the subway at New York’s Grand Central Station.
This chapter is about the time when kings ruled.
This chapter is about the journey of the author to Antarctica aboard a Russian vessel.
This story is about a Japanese surgeon and his chance meeting with an American prisoner.
This story is about bonding between parents and children.
This story is about the friendship between a small child named Derry and an elderly man named Mr. Lamb.
This chapter is about a man Evan.
This chapter is divided into two sections and each contains two different autobiographical incidents.