Age 10-12
Grade 5-7

Elizabeth George Speare

The Sign of the Beaver

Hardcover (HMH Books for Young Readers April 27, 1983)

Amazon Editors recommend this book for readers who want books with more complexity and length (with content suitable for a pre-teen audience).

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.

0395338905 / 9780395338902
8.8 oz.
1.5 x 0.71 in.

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