The Sign Of The Beaver Book
Score: 3.5
From 92 Ratings

The Sign Of The Beaver


  • Author : Elizabeth George Speare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 1983-04-27
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547348704

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The Sign Of The Beaver Excerpt :

A 1984 Newbery Honor Book 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. Now with an introduction by Joseph Bruchac.

The Sign of the Beaver Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

The Sign of the Beaver


  • Author : Elizabeth George Speare
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1432860569

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The Sign of the Beaver Excerpt :

Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.

Calico Captive Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Calico Captive


  • Author : Elizabeth George Speare
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2001-10-29
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547530970

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Calico Captive Excerpt :

From a Newbery Medal–winning author, an “exciting novel” about a colonial girl’s experience during the French and Indian War (Saturday Review). In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War. It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery. Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his way to Harvard, is the crying of her sister’s baby, Captive, born on the trail. Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war, and here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history. “Vital and vivid, this short novel based on the actual captivity of a pre-Revolutionary girl of Charlestown, New Hampshire, presents American history with force and verve.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Beaver Manifesto Book

The Beaver Manifesto


  • Author : Glynnis Hood
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926855585

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The Beaver Manifesto Excerpt :

Beavers are the great comeback story—a keystone species that survived ice ages, major droughts, the fur trade, urbanization and near extinction. Their ability to create and maintain aquatic habitats has endeared them to conservationists, but puts the beavers at odds with urban and industrial expansion. These conflicts reflect a dichotomy within our national identity. We place environment and our concept of wilderness as a key touchstone for promotion and celebration, while devoting significant financial and personal resources to combating "the beaver problem." We need to rethink our approach to environmental conflict in general, and our approach to species-specific conflicts in particular. Our history often celebrates our integration of environment into our identity, but our actions often reveal an exploitation of environment and celebration of its subjugation. Why the conflict with the beaver? It is one of the few species that refuses to play by our rules and continues to modify environments to meet its own needs and the betterment of so many other species, while at the same time showing humans that complete dominion over nature is not necessarily achievable.

The Beaver Book Book

The Beaver Book


  • Author : Hugh Warwick
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release Date : 2021-09-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781914079191

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The Beaver Book Excerpt :

With their building prowess and distinctive features, beavers are a rare, but wonderful sight in UK waters following their extinction and re-introduction. Through informative chapters ranging from the psychological and environment to the inclusion of the beaver in myth, legend, art and literature, The Beaver Book is an ideal guide to its subject for all nature lovers, beautifully illustrated throughout with photography and artwork. With record numbers of beavers set to be reintroduced across the UK in 2021, securing the place of this mammal in the country’s ecosystem for generation’s to come, this is both a relevant and timely publication.

A Guide for Using The Sign of the Beaver in the Classroom Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Guide for Using The Sign of the Beaver in the Classroom


  • Author : John Carratello
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
  • Release Date : 1991-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 9781557344021

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A Guide for Using The Sign of the Beaver in the Classroom Excerpt :

This literature unit is used with The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare. Included are sample lesson plans, biographical sketch of the author, book summary, book report ideas and more.

Bringing Back the Beaver Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Bringing Back the Beaver


  • Author : Derek Gow
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603589963

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Bringing Back the Beaver Excerpt :

"A bold new voice in nature writing, from the front lines of Britain's rewilding movement Bringing Back the Beaver is farmer-turned-ecologist Derek Gow's inspirational and often riotously funny firsthand account of how the movement to rewild the British landscape with beavers has become the single most dramatic and subversive nature conservation act of the modern era. Since the early 1990s - in the face of outright opposition from government, landowning elites and even some conservation professionals - Gow has imported, quarantined and assisted the reestablishment of beavers in waterways across England and Scotland. In addition to detailing the ups and downs of rewilding beavers, Bringing Back the Beaver makes a passionate case as to why the return of one of nature's great problem solvers will be critical as part of a sustainable fix for flooding and future drought, whilst ensuring the creation of essential lifescapes that enable the broadest possible spectrum of Britain's wildlife to thrive"--

Literature Circle Guide  the Sign of the Beaver Book

Literature Circle Guide the Sign of the Beaver


  • Author : Tara McCarthy
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2002-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 0439355427

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Literature Circle Guide the Sign of the Beaver Excerpt :

A guide to using the book "The Sign of the Beaver," for literature circles in grades four through eight that includes management tips, an author biography, key reading comprehension strategies, and reproducible writing prompts and discussion questions.

Busy Beaver  The Book

Busy Beaver The


  • Author : Nicholas Oldland
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554537907

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Busy Beaver The Excerpt :

A clueless beaver discovers the impact his actions have on others.

Literature Circle Guide Book

Literature Circle Guide


  • Author : Tara McCarthy
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 0439355419

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Literature Circle Guide Excerpt :

Helps kids respond to literature in small discussion groups!

I Am a Beaver Book

I Am a Beaver


  • Author : Paul Covello
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443458085

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I Am a Beaver Excerpt :

A day in the life of one of Canada’s most iconic animals, from nationally celebrated and bestselling creator Paul Covello I am a beaver, and I do what beavers do. Come along and spend the day with an adorable beaver kit! Can you chomp through a tree, swim in a stream and help your family build a lodge? You could, if you were a beaver! This bright and joyful board book is perfect for young animal lovers and book lovers alike.

The World According to Beaver Book

The World According to Beaver


  • Author : Irwyn Applebaum
  • Publisher : TV Books Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 1575000520

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The World According to Beaver Excerpt :

Provides excerpts from the show's dialogue, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, profiles of the characters, and a synopsis of each episode

The Sign of the Beaver Book

The Sign of the Beaver


  • Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621070993

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The Sign of the Beaver Excerpt :

The perfect companion to Elizabeth George Speare’s "The Sign of the Beaver," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.