Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Marven of the Great North Woods

by Kathryn Lasky, Kevin Hawkes

A heatwarming story of unlikely friends.

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780152168261
ISBN-10: 0152168265
Pages: 48
Publication Date: 10/01/2002
Carton Quantity: 50
Grade Level: 1,2,3
Age Range: 6,7,8,9

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

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 Great North Woods, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. www.xensei.com/users/newfilm/homelsk.htm Read More

Kevin Hawkes

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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