Sign of the Beaver Study Guide CD-ROM

Sign of the Beaver Study Guide CD-ROM

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Twelve year-old Matt and his father have come to Maine territory to clear land and build a home for their family. After the two of them build a log cabin, Matt's father returns to Massachusetts to bring back the rest of the family: Matt's mother, his sister, and a new baby. While his father is gone, Matt stays alone in the cabin to guard their home and care for the corn.&lt;br /&gt;<br />&lt;br /&gt;<br />Matt knows that he will get lonely without his father and his family, but he expects to enjoy his independence and freedom. What he does not expect, however, is the arrival of a stranger who is both friendly and treacherous. When the stranger disappears - along with his father's gun - Matt now faces much greater danger, and discovers the challenge of acquiring enough food for himself without a gun. Then, a few days later, a bear enters the cabin, and what little food Matt has left is destroyed.&lt;br /&gt;<br />&lt;br /&gt;<br />Temptation soon gets the better of the twelve-year-old, and Matt decides to harvest honey from a beehive that he and his father had discovered. He knows that there is a risk of being stung by a few bees, but the honey will replace the molasses lost to the bear. Instead of just a few bees, Matt is attacked by a large swarm. Matt tries to save himself by jumping into a pond, but is so severely stung that he begins to drown.&lt;br /&gt;<br />&lt;br /&gt;<br />He is rescued by two Indians, an old man and his grandson. Saknis, the grandfather, recognizes that Matt needs food, and agrees to provide for him if Matt will teach his grandson, Attean, to read. At first, the two boys barely tolerate each other's presence, but slowly a friendship forms. Over the coming weeks, Matt discovers the problems and rewards of communicating with, depending upon, and understanding people from a different culture. When the Indians pack up and move for the winter, Matt is left alone until his family finaly arrives and finds not the young boy they left, but a young man. &lt;br /&gt;<br />&lt;br /&gt;<br />Interactive more

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  • Hardback
  • 124.46 x 142.24 x 45.72mm | 45.36g
  • Progeny Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1586095684
  • 9781586095680
  • 2,456,119