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Reading--Marven of the Great North Woods

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

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

 

Summary

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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