The Sign of the Beaver. by Elizabeth George Speare. New York: Dell, 1983.
What more to say?
Shall I bore you with the observation that I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a confusion of publication information on so slight a volume before? Is it a Newbury Honor book, or a Yearling book? A Dell book by Bantam Doubleday or Houghton Mifflin?
No wonder all the publishing houses merged in the 90s – they seem to have been having a terrible identity crisis.
I know that’s got nothing to do with beavers — but seriously the joke writes itself.