When the influenza epidemic stikes Duluth, Minnesota, in 1918, Marven's parents know they must send their son far away to keep him safe from the disease. So ten-year-old Marven boards a train headed for a logging camp in the great north woods, not knowing if he will ever see his family again. In the north, Marven finds a new world of towering trees, endless expanses of snow, and luberjacks as big as grizzly bears. A city boy, Marven feels very alone among the enormous woodsmen--and then he meets Jean Louis, the burliest jack of all. "Marven of the Great North Woods" is a true story about a small Jewish boy and a French-Canadian lumberjack--and how they become friends under the most unusual circumstances. Written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. A National Jewish Book Award Winner. Hardcover.