The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

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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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Elizabeth George Speare was also the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Sign of the Beaver.
Published April 27, 1983 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 144 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, History, Education & Reference. Fiction

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