Grade 4

Theme 4: Problem Solvers

Marven of the Great North Woods

Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

Harcourt Inc.

Meet the Author

Kathryn Lasky was born and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. When she was in school, she was labeled a "reluctant reader." The label was only half right, as she explains: "The truth was that I didn't really like the kind of books they had you reading at school—the 'See Dick, see Jane' books. So I made a voluntary withdrawal from reading in school. But I loved the books my mom was reading to me, books like Peter Pan and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." It was stories like these that led her to think up her own stories, although she says, "I never told anyone or showed anyone my stories."

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