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The Sign of the Beaver

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Elizabeth George Speare

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

The Sign of the Beaver (Paperback)    

  • "The Sign of the Beaver" by Elizabeth George Speare is one of the best children's books in the genre of historic fiction. Left alone to guard his family's home in the 18th century Maine, 12-year old Matt learns wilderness survival skills from a proud Native American boy Attean and teaches Attean to read. The two boys found friendship in spite of themselves. "The Sign of the Beaver" has won many awards, including the Newbery Award, ALA Notable Children's Book, Christopher Award and Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Children grade 4 and up will enjoy this wilderness survival story and learn about Native American culture as well as frontier and pioneer life.
  • Reading Level: ages 9-12
  • Paperback, 135 pages
  • ISBN: 0440479002
  • Publisher: Yearling Books
  • Genre: Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Book Themes: Friendship, Frontier and Pioneer Life, Native American, Survival Stories

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