OF THE BEAVER
York : Dell, 1984.
has helped his dad build a cabin in Maine. When he goes back to fetch the
rest of the family, Matt is left to keep the fires burning. A six week
trip stretches into months and Matt only survives because of the watchful
eye of his Indian neighbors. Attean, a young Indian, learns to read "Robinson
Crusoe" with Matt as his teacher. In exchange, Matt gets meat and corn.
Unlikely friendship between the two emerges. This is a painless way to
pick up a feeling for what it would be like to get to know someone you
didn't think you'd want to at first. The sign of the beaver is the mark
placed on trees to identify the hunting grounds.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction
Indians of North America -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
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