Marven of the Great North Woods

Paperback | October 1, 2002

byKathryn LaskyIllustratorKevin Hawkes

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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.

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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.

KATHRYN LASKY's many books for young people have received such honors as the Parents' Choice Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and a Newbery Honor citation. Her picture books include The Emperor's Old Clothes, illustrated by David Catrow; A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Marven of the G...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152168265

ISBN - 13:9780152168261

Appropriate for ages: 4

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A satisfying story of courage and adaptability." - School Library Journal "Hawkes's illustrations are as moving and effective as the story. . . . This book is a happy adventure that brims with rugged excitement." - Kirkus Reviews "A spirited and affecting tale." - San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "