A Beaver Named Sid: A Northwest Tale
'I ask you to picture a place where the air is pure, the sky is blue, and the earth is green. My story begins in such a place, next to a beautiful lake between two mountain peaks and surrounded by towering ponderosa pines...' Sid the Beaver is a shy, precocious beaver, who is a bit too small for his age. Struggling to find his place in this world, Sid begins to befriend many of the forest's other animals, unlike the rest of his beaver kin. When Sid begins to discover that the beavers are causing hardships on many of the other animals, he struggles to do right by the rest of the forest. Todd Kerkhoven's A Beaver Named Sid, A Northwest Tale follows the journeys of Sid and his animals pals, Fred the Bear, a Gray Jay named Lynn, and Pete the Bald Eagle and their conflicts with the careless and selfish beavers, ruthlessly lead by Ace. Along the way Sid is forced to make difficult decisions about his identity, allegiances, and morals. Kerkhoven's debut work is a wonderful tale for young readers about the struggles of acceptance and the difficulties of decision making. Join in on Sid's wild adventures Todd Kerkhoven is a carpenter from Homewood, Illinois; twenty-three miles south of Chicago. During his lifetime he has witnessed the good and bad in people and realized the impact on his life. Those experiences, along with his love of the Pacific Northwest, inspired him to write this book.
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