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Paperback The Sign of the Beaver Book

ISBN: 0440479002

ISBN13: 9780440479000

The Sign of the Beaver

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Twelve-year-old Matt is left on his own in the Maine wilderness while his father leaves to bring the rest of the family to their new settlement. When he befriends Attean, an Indian chief's grandson, he is invited to join the Beaver tribe and move north. Should Matt abandon his hopes of ever seeing his family again and go on to a new life?

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7 ratings

Excellent read aloud!

I read this aloud to my 3 oldest children when they were 6, 4, and 3. They loved it! Even my 3 year old daughter, would sit at attention and eagerly look forward to the next chapter, but I would not suggest it for that young. I would say depending on your child's attention span, 8-5yrs would be good to read aloud and a bit older for them to read to themselves. As a former teacher and now homeschooling mom, my kids have been brought up on books so they had no problem sitting to hear this one. It was packed with adventure as a boy trys to survive on his own until his dad's return and is reluctantly befriended by a slightly older Indian boy who teaches him how to survive as in turn he teaches him how to read.

Book is better than the movie

I saw this movie several months ago, and loved it. So I went looking for the book and hear it was. The book is a lot different than the movie. However, it goes into greater detail of the relationship between Attean and Matt. This is a book that I will read over and over again. I have added it to our growing library.

Best book i've ever read!!!!!!!!

The book "The Sign of the Beaver" is the best book i've ever read. It is about a boy named Matt who is left alone in the woods waiting for his dad to come with his mother and sister. Over a course of a couple months the boy has a few hardships he had to over come. One of them was when a guy names Ben came and stole his rifle so he had to live off of other sources since he couldn't hunt. After getting tired of fish he decided to try and get honey from a bee hive. he was stung many times. Two indians, Saknis and Attean, found him and took him to his cabin and gave him medicine for a couple days. After Matt was better he made a deal with Saknis to teach Attean to read white mans language. After so many times that Matt and Attean were together they finally became friends and part brothers in time.

A wonderful classic!

This book was a great suprise for me. A young native boy teaches another "white" boy (living on his own) how to hunt without bullets or rifles, fish without a man made hook, make a bow and arrow, and so much more. A wonderful friendship grows between the boys in a time when friendship of this nature was frowned upon. A wonderful story. This book will be even more exciting for the child who loves the outdoors. We adults will learn quite a thing or two as well.

One of the gretest books I've ever read

A boy named Matt is left alone for over a month. While Matt is out hunting one day, a bear atacks his house. When he gets back every thing is mangled. Matt is trying to live off of fish, when he remembers about the bee tree. He climbs it and takes some honey. The bees start atacking until he finds water to hide in. He is rescued by an indian boy and his grandfather. From then on the indians bring Matt gifts of food medicines and other nececaries. In exchange matt teaches an Indian boy (Attean) how to read. At first Attean rejects to everything Matt tries to teach him, but as time moves on Matt and Attean and Matt do become friends. Matt reads Robin Curusoe every day and Attean teaches Matt something new about the forest every day. I will leave the rest for you to find out about on your own, bust is an outstanding book.
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