The Sign of the Beaver

By Elizabeth George Speare

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Newbery Medal,Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Publisher: Yearling 1984

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Story of a 12 year old boy who is left to survive in the wilderness on his own.

Award Key

Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.