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Comments from Michelle in Ontario : A word from readers

Sign of the BeaverDuring our study of Canadian Natives Long Ago this past school year, we read The Sign of the Beaver as a read-a-loud.  All three of my children (ages 13, 10 and 7) loved it; in fact, this book, and the mention of the book Robinson Crusoe in it, spurred my 10 year old “non-reader” son to ask if he could check Robinson Crusoe out from the library. 

If you think I was shocked when I heard that, you should have seen my face when he came out of the library carrying the actual 350+ page copy under his arm.  From the moment he got home he was determined to read this book from cover to cover – and I’m very proud to report that he did it! 

Canada's Natives Long AgoAs well, on the day we finished reading The Sign of the Beaver, my 7 year old son who is a reader, promptly grabbed the book from off the shelf at the end of our school day and began to read it again on his own. 

Thanks, Donna, for providing such wonderful reading and school materials for our family!