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Reading--Marven of the Great North Woods

Marven of the Great North Woods
Marven of the Great North Woods

cord             measure of quantity for cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet. A pile of wood 4 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 8 feet long is a cord.

dismay        sudden, helpless fear of what is about to happen or what has happened

grizzly        a large, gray or brownish bear

immense    very large; huge; vast

payroll       list of person to be paid and the amount that each one is to receive



When Marven Lasky is a little boy, he leaves his family to become a bookkeeper at a lumber camp. At first, it is difficult for Marven because the lumberjacks speak French and do not follow his Jewish traditions. But after Marven befriends Jean Louis, a lumberjack who Marven mistakes for a bear in the woods, he learns to accept his new home.

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