April 27, 1983
April 27, 1983
In the late eighteenth century, eleven-year-old Matt befriends an Indian boy of the Beaver clan who helps him survive alone in the wilderness
In late 18th-century Maine, 12-year-old Matthew is left alone in his family's newly built cabin for several weeks while his father returns to Massachusetts to fetch the entire family. A series of mishaps leads to Matthew's rescue by the chief of the Beaver tribe. Over a period of months, Matthew teaches an Indian boy, Attean, English, while he learns a great deal about hunting. When the tribe plans to travel, Matthew must make the most challenging decision of his life: to join them, or continue waiting for his family to return. A stirring pioneer tale of perseverance and cooperation, this was a 1984 Newbery Honor Book. The same author wrote THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, the 1959 Newbery Medal recipient.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: People + Places / United States / General, Historical / United States / General, Social Issues / Friendship, People + Places / United States / Native American, Action + Adventure / Survival Stories, General, Historical / USA/Colonial + Revolutionary Periods
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: Elizabeth George Speare , Elizabeth G. Speare
- Online Item #: 11497261
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-5883
- ISBN: 9780395338902
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported