Marven of the Great North Woods

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 30, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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When the great influenza epidemic strikes Duluth, Minnesota, in 1918, Marven’s parents know they must send their son far away to keep him safe from the disease. So the ten-year-old boards a train headed for a logging camp, not knowing if he will ever see his family again. In the great north woods, Marven finds a new world of towering trees, endless expanses of snow, and lumberjacks as big as grizzly bears. He feels very alone among the enormous woodsmen--until he meets Jean-Louis, the burliest jack of all, and they become fast friends.

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This book was great. My kids hate reading, but enjoyed this one. I read it out loud to them and really emphasized the parts that were edge of your seat to see what happens next. They begged me to keep reading to see what would happen next.

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KATHRYN LASKYhas written several picture books, photo-essays, and novels for young readers. Her honors include the prestigious National Jewish Book Award. Ms. Lasky lives in Cambridge, Massachusets.

KEVIN HAWKES has illustrated many popular picture books. He lives on an island off the coast of Maine.

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