The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
The Sign of the Beaver is the fascinating story of a young boy who is left behind to care for the homestead while his father returns to “civilization” to get the rest of the family. When the family never shows up, he is left to fend for himself in the Maine wilderness. A wonderful story of the Northeastern woodland Indians, this Newbery Award winning classic by Elizabeth George Speare encourages perseverance and loyalty. Another Kemmerer family favorite. There is a Progeny Press guide for this book. The Sign of the Beaver would make an excellent addition to any study of American history or Maine state history. (This is also one of the 6 book selections that complement the popular PA Keystones elementary history program and can be used with the program to create a complete one-year literature-based program. A complete one-year lesson plan is included in the PA KeystonesTeacher’s Manual. For additional savings, see our 6-Piece PA Literature Package.)
There is a Progeny Press study guide availabe for this book.
Grade Level 5 - 7
This book is recommended in Tapestry of Grace, Sonlight, Learning Language Arts Through Literature, and Illuminations.
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