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De Felice, Cynthia C.
New York : Avon, 1990.
IL 5-8, RL 7.0
ISBN 0380713586
Before the tender age of twelve, Nathan Fowler comes face-to-face with evil.  He and his younger sister, Molly, have long heard murmurings about the man the Shawnee Indians call Weasel.  Then on a dark Ohio night in 1839, a speechless stranger knocks on their cabin door and beckons for Nathan and Molly to follow him.

Ezra, who has lost his wife-and much more- to Weasel’s savagery, leads Nathan and Molly to their missing father, another of Weasel’s victims.  The next morning, Nathan returns home alone to feed and care for the family’s animals.  What he finds horrifies him ­ and prepares him for the inevitable encounter with Weasel.  But nothing can prepare Nathan for the terrible rage and inward struggle that nearly overwhelms him as a result of his encounter.

To learn how Nathan comes to grips with his overwhelming feelings and is able to let go of his feelings of hatred for Weasel, read Weasel by Cynthia DeFelice. (Marsha Carlan,, Benton Elementary School)

SUBJECTS:     Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.


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