The Sign of the Beaver

The Sign of the Beaver

eBook - 1983
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Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1983
ISBN: 9780547348704
0547348703
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (135 p.)

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navy_wolf_412
Jun 22, 2017

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writingnomad
Mar 13, 2017

I remember reading this book in grade school (early 1990s). I have fond memories of the book even though we had quizzes and tests on it! I really remember the two boys becoming friends and that's what's stuck with me all these years. I wouldn't mind reading it again as an adult and see what I remember and what my adult brain has to say about the book now :)

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Nab_356
Dec 08, 2014

A very good read. I enjoyed reading of how Matt grew up in various decisions and relationships, especially making a judgement on a people group you may not know. Highly recommend. I look forward to reading to my son when he get a little older, probably around 11 years old.

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princesspupule
Nov 13, 2014

In this survival story set in the Maine wilderness, Matt is left to safeguard his family's cabin while his father goes back to Quincy, Massachusetts for the rest of the family. He is rescued from a dangerous encounter with a swarm of bees by an "Indian" boy and his grandfather. Matt is asked to teach Attean how to read. He relies on his copy of Robinson Crusoe to interest the extremely reluctant Attean. Eventually, Attean is teaching Matt woodland skills which will keep him alive.

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gvlee
Sep 20, 2014

If you liked Gary Paulsen's Hatchet series, you will love this book, too. Very similar type of story, involving a 12 year old boy left on his own, but in the 1800s. Highly recommended.

Brown_Snake_7 Jul 16, 2014

Good book, Must read. You learn a lot from it

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Brown_Snake_7 Jul 16, 2014

It's about a boy and the challenges he faces in their family cabin in the wilderness whiles his dad went back to bring the rest of the family

lms May 08, 2008

"Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills." (Novelist Review)

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