The Sign of the Beaver
Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself. When Matt meets Attean, a boy in the Beaver clan, he begins to better understand their way of life and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier.
Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Honor-winning survival story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s. Now with an introduction by Joseph Bruchac.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing
What a beautiful book to read aloud, curled up on the couch with my daughter and a cat. I love the slow growth of Matt's relationship with Attean, and how Speare doesn't shy away from writing about ... Read full review
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Gedell Ellington Review; This book was about a young boy at the age of 13 left alone to guard the family's wilderness. The young boy didn't know how to survive but he soon learned from Indians. back ... Read full review
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