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The Sign of the Beaver Speare, Elizabeth George/ Schaffert, Greg (NRT) 1 of 1
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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1400084970
ISBN-13: 9781400084975
Sku: 36299862
Publish Date: 4/1/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5.25H x 4.5L x 1T
Pages:  1
Age Range:  14 to UP
Twelve-year-old Matt is left on his own in the Maine wilderness while his father leaves to bring the rest of the family to their new settlement. When he befriends Attean, an Indian chief ' s grandson, he is invited to join the Beaver tribe and move north. Should Matt abandon his hopes of ever seeing his family again and go on to a new life?

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.


"Thirteen-year-old Matt's vividly and sensitively related in this compelling novel."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format / Audio CD - Unabridged:   Audio CD - Unabridged
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   1
Product attributePublisher:   Listening Library
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