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The sign of the beaver

Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell, [1984], ©1983.
Series: Yearling book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills. Until the day his father returns to their cabin in the Maine wilderness, twelve-year-old Matt must try to survive on his own. Although Matt is brave he's not prepared for an attack by swarming bees and he's astonished when he's rescued by an Indian chief and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth George Speare
ISBN: 0440479002 9780440479000 0440779030 9780440779032
OCLC Number: 11125067
Notes: "A Yearling book."
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 1984.
Target Audience: 770
Description: 135 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Yearling book.
Responsibility: Elizabeth George Speare.

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Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills. Until the day his father returns to their cabin in the Maine wilderness, twelve-year-old Matt must try to survive on his own. Although Matt is brave he's not prepared for an attack by swarming bees and he's astonished when he's rescued by an Indian chief and his grandson, Attean. As the boys come to know each other Attean learns to speak English while Matt becomes a skilled hunter. Though many months have passed, there's no sign of Matt's family. Then Attean asks Matt to join the Beaver tribe and move north. Should Matt abandon his hopes of ever seeing his family again and move on to a new life?

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