The Sign of the Beaver
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The Sign of the Beaver

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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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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 135 pages
  • 130 x 188 x 13mm | 113g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0547577117
  • 9780547577111
  • 28,524

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* "Matt joins other memorable characters, Kit, Julie, and Karana, finding his inner strength and values in a changing world in this well-written and fast-reading story." School Library Journal, starred review
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About Elizabeth George Speare

Elizabeth George Speare was born on November 21, 1908, in Melrose, Massachusetts. Among her wonderful works are two Newbery Awardwinning novels, The Witch of Blackbird Pond and The Bronze Bow. In 1989 she was given the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her substantial and enduring contribution to children's literature. Elizabeth George Speare died in 1994.
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Rating details

28,525 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (9,968)
3 26% (7,494)
2 7% (2,115)
1 3% (798)
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