The Sign of the Beaver Book Review
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The Sign of the Beaver book review

Elizabeth George Speare
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Title: The Sign of the Beaver

Author: Elizabeth George Speare

Average number of words per page: more than 100

24 readers have rated this story.
Average story rating: 7.09/10.0
24 readers have rated the illustrations.
Average illustration rating: 5.13/10.0

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Book review by: Lauren Jennings
age: 14

Review submitted on 04/24/2001 at 22:01:04

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Story Rating
9.7 out of a possible 10.0

Lauren Jennings writes the following about The Sign of the Beaver :
The Sign Of the Beaver, concerns a boy named Matt, who patiently awaits the return of his father, while trying to survive alone, in a cabin in the wilderness of Maine. He encounters some problems such as an attack of swarming bees. Matt is rescued by an Indian Chief, and his grandson, Attean. Both Attean and Matt share each others customs and beliefs. They have many adventures together. Matt teaches Attean to speak English. In return, Matt learns to become a skilled hunter. Matt must make a decision to wait for his family to return, or join the beaver tribe as they move north.

This is an excellent book. I can usually tell right away if a book will be boring, but the author immediately captured my full attention.

Both Boys and girls alike would enjoy this Newberry Honor Book. I believe that this book could be enjoyed by a 5th to 9th grader. Adventures are plentiful, and I actually learned what Indian life was like.

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