Wednesday, September 10, 2008

#23 - The Sign of the Beaver

The Sign of the Beaver, a Newbery Honor Award Winner, is one of my all-time favorite books from childhood on. I continue to go back to it almost every year and I was in between books and the weather was turning colder so it was a perfect fit. The story follows a pioneer family who is establishing themselves in Maine and the father has to leave his young son and their new cabin to go back east to their old home to get his expecting wife and daughter to join them. The Sign of the Beaver follows the young boy's trials and tribulations of wilderness survival and interaction with Indians. The survival tactics are actually very accurate and there is a lot of insight packed into this "young adult" novel. I could not recommend a book higher, and no child should be left out of this great tale.

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