The Sign Of The Beaver Book
Score: 3.5
From 91 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.

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

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"--

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.

I Can t Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam Book

I Can t Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam


  • Author : Bernelda Wheeler
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553798620

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I Can t Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam Excerpt :

A boy patiently listens to his mother’s reasons for not making bannock—all the result of a beaver’s need to make a dam. Includes a bannock recipe!

Redskin and Cow boy Book

Redskin and Cow boy


  • Author : George Alfred Henty
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433044177701

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Badir and the Beaver Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Badir and the Beaver


  • Author : Shannon Stewart
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459817296

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Badir and the Beaver Excerpt :

It's Ramadan, a time to focus on good deeds and to fast, and Badir and his brother, Anis, are out for a walk one evening while they wait for their iftar meal. In the park Badir sees a rat. A very, very large rat. He soon learns it’s actually a beaver, an animal that doesn't live in Tunisia, the country Badir and his family have emigrated from. It turns out that some of the neighbors who enjoy the park think this beaver is a bit of a pest, but Badir thinks it's wonderful and learns everything he can about the iconic Canadian animal. When a petition is started to remove the beaver, Badir, who knows firsthand how difficult it is to leave your home behind, rallies his classmates to save it. And with a little help from new friends, the kids learn that collaboration and faith can change the way we think about the world.

Once They Were Hats Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Once They Were Hats


  • Author : Frances Backhouse
  • Publisher : ECW/ORIM
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770907553

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Once They Were Hats Excerpt :

“Unexpectedly delightful reading—there is much to learn from the buck-toothed rodents of yore.” —National Post Beavers, those icons of industriousness, have been gnawing down trees, building dams, shaping the land, and creating critical habitat in North America for at least a million years. Once one of the continent’s most ubiquitous mammals, they ranged from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Rio Grande to the edge of the northern tundra. Wherever there was wood and water, there were beavers—sixty million, or more—and wherever there were beavers, there were intricate natural communities that depended on their activities. Then the European fur traders arrived. Once They Were Hats examines humanity’s fifteen-thousand-year relationship with Castor canadensis, and the beaver’s even older relationship with North American landscapes and ecosystems. From the waterlogged environs of the Beaver Capital of Canada to the wilderness cabin that controversial conservationist Grey Owl shared with pet beavers; from a bustling workshop where craftsmen make beaver-felt cowboy hats using century-old tools to a tidal marsh where an almost-lost link between beavers and salmon was recently found, it’s a journey of discovery to find out what happened after we nearly wiped this essential animal off the map, and how we can learn to live with beavers now that they’re returning. “Fascinating and smartly written.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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.

The Beaver Men Book

The Beaver Men


  • Author : Mari Sandoz
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1978-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 0803258844

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The Beaver Men Excerpt :

A history of the beaver trade in the Great Plains region ranges from its beginnings along the Saint Lawrence River to the last great rendezvous of traders and trappers in 1834

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.

The Ezekiel Option Book
Score: 4.5
From 37 Ratings

The Ezekiel Option


  • Author : Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9781414340678

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The Ezekiel Option Excerpt :

Book 3 in the bestselling 5-book thriller series that has sold over 1.2 million copies! “If you only read one novel this year, this is it. The Ezekiel Option is brilliantly conceived. . . . Like an episode of 24 with a supernatural twist.” —Rush Limbaugh, #1 New York Times bestselling author “The Ezekiel Option is an exciting, action-packed thriller based on one of the most important end times prophecies.” —Tim LaHaye, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Left Behind series “His novels . . . seem to be ripped from the headlines—next year’s headlines.” —Washington Times What if the end is closer than you think? Saddam Hussein is gone. Yasser Arafat is dead. An American president is trying to spread freedom and democracy throughout the Middle East. But suddenly new evils loom on the horizon. A dictator is rising in Russia. Iran is feverishly building nuclear weapons. A new Axis of Evil is emerging, led by Moscow and Tehran. And Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy―two senior White House advisors―find themselves facing the most chilling question of their lives: Is the world rushing to the brink of an apocalypse prophesied more than 2,500 years ago?

Beavers Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Beavers


  • Author : Rachel Poliquin
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544949874

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Beavers Excerpt :

The launch of a new series that offers a delightfully informative, laugh-out-loud look at the most unsuspecting of animal heroes. This first book explores all the things that make beavers extraordinary. Full color.

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.