Marven of the Great North Woods
by Kathryn Lasky Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
In a marvelous picture book is the true story of 10-year-old Marven Lasky-sent to the Great North Woods of Minnesota to protect him from the 1918-19 influenza epidemic. Young Marven is given the job of bookkeeping for a logging camp. The woods are an alien world to this homesick Jewish city child-loggers, huge trees, bears, no kosher food-but with the help of the burly Jean Louis, he begins to feel less alone. Kevin Hawkes' beautiful illustrations bring the atmosphere of the frozen...
- 8, 9, 10
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- Grades 3 - 5
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- Guided Reading
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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.