Marven of the Great North Woods
by Kathryn Lasky Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
When the great influenza epidemic strikes Duluth, Minnesota, in 1918, Marven's parents know they must send their son far away to keep him safe from the disease. So the ten-year-old boards a train headed for a logging camp, not knowing if he will ever see his family again. In the great north woods, Marven finds a new world of towering trees, endless expanses of snow, and lumberjacks as big as grizzly bears. He feels very alone among the enormous woodsmen--until he meets Jean-Louis, the burliest jack of all, and they become fast friends.
- 8, 9, 10
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
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- Guided Reading
- Harcourt Children's Books
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- General Fiction
About the Author and Illustrator
Kathryn Lasky Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's body of work ranges from such critically acclaimed books as Beyond the Burning Time to the bestselling Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.