4.4.3 The Sign of the Beaver 4-Pack
This book is the above-level title in the 4.4 Book Club Teacher's Guide. Students will continue to think about the theme of westward expansion and the pioneering spirit. This book is a classic!
Blurb: Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself. When Matt meets Attean, a boy in the Beaver clan, he begins to better understand their way of life and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier.
Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Honor-winning survival story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s.
Lexile Level: 770
Page Count: 144