Marven of the Great North Woods

by Kathryn Lasky and Kevin Hawkes

A heatwarming story of unlikely friends.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152168261
  • ISBN-10: 0152168265
  • Pages: 48
  • Publication Date: 10/01/2002
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

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.

About the author
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 Sugaring Time, The Emperor's Old Clothes, A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain, and Marven of the Great North Woods. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, photographer and filmmaker Christopher Knight.


"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