Marven of the Great North Woods

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It's 1918 and ten-year-old Marven is being sent to the north woods of Minnesota. He'll be away from his family and living in a world where the lumberjacks speak French, a language this Jewish boy does not know.  But, after his great-aunt died from influenza, his family wants him to be safely away from the disease and to be in an environment that will toughen him.

Marven works hard at his new job in a logging camp, gains mastery of the tasks he is assigned and makes a friend of a lumberjack.  Young readers and listeners may enjoy the experience of Marven's independence as they follow his challenges and quiet adventures.

978-0152168261      48 pages      Ages 6-10

Keyword:  State of Minnesota

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


"When the influenza epidemic strikes Duluth, Minnesota, in 1918, Marven's parents send their son far away from the danger of the disease. But a logging camp in the great north woods? A true story of a small Jewish boy and a bearish French-Canadian lumberjack . . . and how they became friends under the most unusual circumstances."--from the publisher

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