protect him from the 1918 influenza epidemic in Duluth, Minnesota,
Marven, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, is sent far away to
a logging camp in the great north woods. Frightened, lonely,
yet determined, the small Jewish boy finds his place as bookkeeper
for the burly lumberjacks. Holding fast to his family traditions,
he learns the ways of others and is strengthened by his experiences.
disease is suspected to have originated in the influenza
epidemic of 1918.