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Book The Sign of the Beaver

Download or read book The Sign of the Beaver written by Elizabeth George Speare and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 1983-04-27 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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.

Book Calico Captive

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth George Speare
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2001-10-29
  • ISBN : 0547530978
  • Pages : 294 pages

Download or read book Calico Captive written by Elizabeth George Speare and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2001-10-29 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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

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

Download or read book A Guide for Using The Sign of the Beaver in the Classroom written by John Carratello and published by Teacher Created Resources. This book was released on 1991-09 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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.

Book Badir and the Beaver

Download or read book Badir and the Beaver written by Shannon Stewart and published by Orca Book Publishers. This book was released on 2019-04-16 with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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. The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

Book The Matchlock Gun

Download or read book The Matchlock Gun written by Walter D. Edmonds and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1998-11-23 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Newbery Medal Winner In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only Edward was left to protect Mama and little Trudy. His father had shown him how to use the huge matchlock gun, an old Spanish gun that was twice as long as he was, but would Edward be able to handle it if trouble actually came? This classic, first published in 1941, has an updated, kid-friendly format that includes the original black-and-white illustrations.

Book Bright Island

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mabel L. Robinson
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2012-10-23
  • ISBN : 0375971378
  • Pages : 290 pages

Download or read book Bright Island written by Mabel L. Robinson and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2012-10-23 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mabel Robinson's delightful coming-of-age story won a Newbery Honor in 1938 and garnered extraordinary praise from critics and readers alike. Born and raised on Bright Island off the Maine coast, Thankful Curtis is more like her sea captain grandfather than any of her older brothers are. Nothing suits her better than sailing and helping her father with the farm. But when her dreaded sisters-in-law suggest that Thankful get some proper schooling on the mainland, the wind is knocked from her sails. Thankful finds the uncharted waters of school difficult to navigate: there's a rocky reception from her rich roommate, Selina; the breezy behavior of the charming Robert; and stormy Mr. Fletcher, the handsome Latin teacher whose caustic tongue masks a tender heart. And while Thankful works hard to make the best of her new life, Bright Island continues to flash in her thoughts, like the sparkle of the sun on the water. The New York Times raved, "One would be hard put to it to find a better contemporary novel than this," and now this evocative tale can be welcomed by a new generation of readers.

Book Bringing Back the Beaver

    Book Details:
  • Author : Derek Gow
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2020
  • ISBN : 1603589961
  • Pages : 210 pages

Download or read book Bringing Back the Beaver written by Derek Gow and published by Chelsea Green Publishing. This book was released on 2020 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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"--

Book The Beaver

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dietland Müller-Schwarze
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780801440984
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read book The Beaver written by Dietland Müller-Schwarze and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, purify water, and prevent large-scale flooding. Biologists have long studied their daily and seasonal routines, family structures, and dispersal patterns. As human development encroaches into formerly wild areas, property owners and government authorities need new, nonlethal strategies for dealing with so-called nuisance beavers. At the same time, the complex behavior of beavers intrigues visitors at parks and other wildlife viewing sites because it is relatively easy to observe.In an up-to-date, exhaustively illustrated, and comprehensive book on beaver biology and management, Dietland Muller-Schwarze and Lixing Sun gather a wealth of scientific knowledge about both the North American and Eurasian beaver species. The Beaver is designed to satisfy the curiosity and answer the questions of anyone with an interest in these animals, from students who enjoy watching beaver ponds at nature centers to homeowners who hope to protect their landscaping. Photographs taken by the authors document every aspect of beaver behavior and biology, the variety of their constructions, and the habitats that depend on their presence. Beaver facts: Just as individual beavers shape their immediate surroundings, so did the distribution of beavers across North America influence the paths of English and French explorers and traders. As a result of the fur trade, beavers were wiped out across large areas of the United States. Reintroduction efforts led to the widespread establishment of these resilient animals, and now they are found throughout North America, Europe, and parts of the southern hemisphere. Beaver meadows provided early settlers with level, fertile pastures and hayfields. Based on the fossil record, the smallest extinct beaver species were the size of a muskrat, and the largest may have reached the size of a black bear (five to six times as large as today's North American beavers). Beaver-gnawed wood has been found alongside the skeleton of a mastodon. Some beavers remain in the home lodge for an extra year to assist their parents in raising younger siblings. They feed, groom, and guard the newborn kits. In 1600, beaver ponds covered eleven percent of the upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers' watershed above Thebes, Illinois. Restoring only 3 percent of the original wetlands might suffice to prevent catastrophic floods such as those in the early 1990s."

Book The Beaver Manifesto

    Book Details:
  • Author : Glynnis Hood
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 1926855582
  • Pages : 146 pages

Download or read book The Beaver Manifesto written by Glynnis Hood and published by Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. This book was released on 2011 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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.

Book Penobscot Man

    Book Details:
  • Author : Frank Gouldsmith Speck
  • Publisher : Orono : University of Maine Press
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 438 pages

Download or read book Penobscot Man written by Frank Gouldsmith Speck and published by Orono : University of Maine Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Brenda s Beaver Needs a Barber

Download or read book Brenda s Beaver Needs a Barber written by Bimisi Tayanita and published by . This book was released on 2016-12-01 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sumguyen has always had a thick mane of hair, in the summer of 2016 he decided to grow a beard. Deep into month three he started to look like an armpit with eyeballs.It was a sultry August night in Old Town Scottsdale as Bimisi and Sumguyen made their way from one bar to another. They took pause to to enjoy the rhythms of a homeless crooner who was soulfully picking his guitar. When Sumguyen threw a five into his tip jar the artist looked up, thanked him with a nod and said, "That is a beautiful beard. My friend Brenda has a beard just like that, but hers doesn't talk."A fair amount of beer sprayed from Bimisi's nose...and just like that they had their subject matter for the final book of season one. Brenda's Beaver Needs a Barber is the fifth of five books that make up Reach Around Books Season One.

Book Hello  Benny the Beaver

Download or read book Hello Benny the Beaver written by Aimee Aryal and published by Mascot Books. This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Ben the Beaver

    Book Details:
  • Author : Daniela De Luca
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008-03
  • ISBN : 9788889272244
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Ben the Beaver written by Daniela De Luca and published by . This book was released on 2008-03 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides factual information about the natural history of beavers through the fictional story of a young beaver named Ben on his character-building journey.

Book Welcome Home  Beaver

    Book Details:
  • Author : Magnus Weightman
  • Publisher : Clavis
  • Release : 2017-11
  • ISBN : 9781605373577
  • Pages : 40 pages

Download or read book Welcome Home Beaver written by Magnus Weightman and published by Clavis. This book was released on 2017-11 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After leaving his home on an adventure, Beaver and Akita the dog travel around the world searching for Beaver's home.

Book Beaver Doesn t Open the Door

Download or read book Beaver Doesn t Open the Door written by Pang Shuo and published by . This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beaver sneezes and snorts all the time. His nose is red and he has a fever. Beaver knows that something is wrong--he's worried he may have a contagious disease. When his friend comes to help him, he doesn't open the door. He doesn't want to accidentally get anyone sick. For little readers ages 5 years and up.

Book The World of the Beaver

    Book Details:
  • Author : Leonard Lee Rue
  • Publisher : Philadelphia : Lippincott
  • Release : 1964
  • ISBN : 9780397003600
  • Pages : 155 pages

Download or read book The World of the Beaver written by Leonard Lee Rue and published by Philadelphia : Lippincott. This book was released on 1964 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many photographs accompany this informal account of the habitat and habits, growth, engineering skill, swimming ability, and longevity of the American beaver.

Book The Beaver Family Book

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sybille Kalas
  • Publisher : Lothian Children's Books
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780735812116
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Beaver Family Book written by Sybille Kalas and published by Lothian Children's Books. This book was released on 1999 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Text and photographs portray the activities of three baby beavers while being cared for by the authors/photographers for more than two years.