ISBN : 0-440-47900-2 135page / 13*19.4cm Paperback / Chapter Book
The Sign of the Beaver, December 16, 2003 Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer Matt''s family is moving to Maine. Matt and his dad must go to Maine to build the cabin. His dad then will go back and collect the rest of the family. Matt must stay behind and watch the corn and cabin. Matt''s dad tells him that they''ll be back in seven or eight weeks.
While they are gone Matt must learn many things about the forest. He might not have lasted the time without Attean. Attean is an Indian of the beaver tribe that Matt meets very soon after his dad has left. Attean teaches Matt many secrets of the forest.
Ten weeks of adventuring have gone by and the Indians are going to leave soon. The worst part about it was that Matt''s parents have not yet returned. What will happen to Matt? Read The Sign of the Beaver to find out.
I would recommend this book to ages eight and up. I would give this book a nine out of ten.
Sign of the Beaver, February 11, 2003 Reviewer: A reader Hey I just read this cool book for all you historical fiction lovers. It''s called Sign Of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. In the book there were three things I really liked. I liked how it was crazy and adventurous and how the boy Matt started to make a union between white men and Indians. Also I liked it when Matt finds out that all his beliefs about Indians were wrong. One thing I hated was the ending; Matt''s dad doesn''t come back. In the beginning Matt''s father goes to get supplies and pick-up the rest of the family. When his father doesn''t return Matt gets worried and finds Indian tribe. They are the Beaver Tribe. Well I won''t spoil the fun but towards the end Matt creates a special bond with the Indians. This book takes place in the wilderness of Maine, in 1769. There are many trees; it''s very green there, filled with shrubs and plants.