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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0547577117
ISBN-13: 9780547577111
Sku: 218661939
Publish Date: 8/2/2011
Sales Rank: 78712
Pages:  135
Age Range:  13 to 16
 
Matt is a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their newly built cabin in the wilderness. But when he meets the proud, resourceful Indian boy Attean, Matt discovers new ways to survive in the forest. And in getting to know his friend, Matt also begins to understand the heritage and way of life of the Beaver clan.
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Although he faces his responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their newly built cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt knows he has no way to shoot game and no way to protect himself. It is only after meeting the proud, resourceful Indian boy that Matt begins to discover new ways to survive in the forest. And in getting to know his friend, Matt also begins to understand the heritage and way of life of the Beaver clan and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier.
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In late 18th-century Maine, 12-year-old Matthew is left alone in his family's newly built cabin for several weeks while his father returns to Massachusetts to fetch the entire family. A series of mishaps leads to Matthew's rescue by the chief of the Beaver tribe. Over a period of months, Matthew teaches an Indian boy, Attean, English, while he learns a great deal about hunting. When the tribe plans to travel, Matthew must make the most challenging decision of his life: to join them, or continue waiting for his family to return. A stirring pioneer tale of perseverance and cooperation, this was a 1984 Newbery Honor Book. The same author wrote THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, the 1959 Newbery Medal recipient.
Author Bio
Elizabeth George Speare
Elizabeth George Speare is one of the greatest writers of historical fiction for children and young adults. She attended Smith College for one year and then transferred to Boston University where she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees. She worked as a high school teacher in Massachusetts for several years until she got married and moved to Connecticut. Her first novel, CALICO CAPTIVE, appeared in 1957. The following year she published THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, which received the Newbery Medal in 1959. Speare won her second Newbery Medal in 1962 for THE BRONZE BOW. A number of years later, her novel THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER was named a Newbery Honor Book. In 1989, Speare won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her body of work.

Elizabeth George Speare is one of the greatest writers of historical fiction for children and young adults. She attended Smith College for one year and then transferred to Boston University where she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees. She worked as a high school teacher in Massachusetts for several years until she got married and moved to Connecticut. Her first novel, CALICO CAPTIVE, appeared in 1957. The following year she published THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, which received the Newbery Medal in 1959. Speare won her second Newbery Medal in 1962 for THE BRONZE BOW. A number of years later, her novel THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER was named a Newbery Honor Book. In 1989, Speare won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her body of work.

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"Thirteen-year-old Matt's survival...is vividly and sensitively related in this compelling novel."
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   09
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0135
Product attributePublisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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