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Q: A children's book possible 1940's or 1950's ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: A children's book possible 1940's or 1950's
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: alaskan1-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 16 Jun 2006 12:06 PDT
Expires: 16 Jul 2006 12:06 PDT
Question ID: 738754
I trying to find the title of a book about a boy who's father gives
him a pistol. The boy shoots a badger (racoon?) and feels very bad
that he did. The boy gets lost in the woods in winter and finds a
cabin where an American Indian boy lives. The Indian boy teaches him
how to survive in the wild and how to make snowshoes. The boy
eventually returns to his home.

Clarification of Question by alaskan1-ga on 16 Jun 2006 12:09 PDT
This is NOT Sign of the Beaver.

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 16 Jun 2006 12:32 PDT
Your book may be "His Indian Brother," a 1955 book by Hazel Wilson.
The white boy's name is Brad Porter and the Native American boy's name
is Sabattis. In the woods of Maine, Sabattis teaches Brad how to track
deer, how to snare muskrats, and how to hunt a moose.

Does any of that sound familiar?

Clarification of Question by alaskan1-ga on 16 Jun 2006 21:33 PDT
That sounds very much like the book I remember but looking at what I
could find on the web about His Indian Brother it sounds like it is a
predecessor to Sign of the Beaver and based on that same "real life"
story that was set in the 1700's?

The book I read was set in the 1940's or 1950's and the boy has a
pistol (.22 semi automatic?) that he kills an animal (badger, I think)
with. Does that fit with His Indian Brother??
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