The Sign of the Beaver

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The Sign of the Beaver
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AuthorElizabeth George Speare
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildren's, Historical novel
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
Publication dateFebruary 1983
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback) & Audio Book
Pages135
ISBN0-395-33890-5
OCLC Number9219453
LC ClassificationPZ7.S7376 Si 1983
 
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The Sign of the Beaver
[[Image:The ign of the Beaver.jpg|200px]]
AuthorElizabeth George Speare
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildren's, Historical novel
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
Publication dateFebruary 1983
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback) & Audio Book
Pages135
ISBN0-395-33890-5
OCLC Number9219453
LC ClassificationPZ7.S7376 Si 1983

The Sign of the Beaver is a historical fiction children's novel by author Elizabeth George Speare, which has won numerous literary awards. It was published in February 1983, and has become one of her most popular works. The Sign of the Beaver has also been made into a television movie, called Keeping the Promise.

The idea for this book came from a factual story that Elizabeth George Speare discovered about a young boy who was left alone for a summer in the Maine wilderness and was befriended by a Native American and his grandson.[1]

Plot[edit]

The Sign of the Beaver tells the story of a 13-year-old boy, Matt Hallowell, and his father, who, as early settlers, together build a log cabin in the wilderness of 18th century North America. Matt is left alone to guard the cabin while his father heads back east to collect his mother and sister. Alone, Matt must face the dangers of frontier life.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCarthy, Tara (2002). Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver. New York, NY: Scholastic. p. 9. ISBN 0-439-35542-7. 
  2. ^ Bank Street College of Education. "The Children's Book Committee: Past Award Winners (1943-2007)". Retrieved 30 Nov 2009. 
  3. ^ Library Thing. "Book awards: Christopher Award". Retrieved 30 Nov 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Sign of the Beaver Lesson Plan". Retrieved 30 Nov 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c d Random House. "Teacher Guide: Sign of the Beaver". Retrieved 30 Nov 2009. 
  6. ^ Horn Book Fanfare. "Hornbook Fanfare's Best Books of the Year 1980s". Retrieved 30 Nov 2009. 
  7. ^ Scott O'Dell. "Winners of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction". Retrieved 30 Nov 2009. 
  8. ^ "Young Hoosier Book Award History". Retrieved 30 Nov 2009. [dead link]