Downloadable Literature Guides

You can purchase the Kids Wings guides for three stories with Jewish connections:
A Jewish boy in 1918: Marven of the Great North Woods,
A rescuer of Jews during WWII: Passage to Freedom The Sugihara Story, and
A Jewish storyteller: Hershel of Ostrolpol
Sharable within your school! Click Here to Download for $7.95

by Kathryn Lasky

To 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.

Parkinson's disease is suspected to have originated in the influenza epidemic of 1918.

Author Biography
Lake Bemidji State Park
Explore Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota
Ten Best Vacation Spots in Minnesota
Fiddler on the Roof Movie

Parkinson's and the 1918 Flu Epidemic

Passage to Freedom by Ken Mochizuki
A picture book story of a Japanese hero who saved many Russian Jews during WWII.


MARVEN OF THE GREAT NORTH WOODS is included in the Kids Wings collection, Tales for Two Centuries in a spiral-bound book. If you would pay $12.95 for I Was a Third Grade Science Project that is one of the literature guides in Tales for Two Centuries, you will love all 20 guides for just $15! That's about $.75 for each unit in the collection! Click through the titles and you'll agree that $15 is a great bargain for these amazing lesson plans and activities! Order soon because this offer only lasts as long as our supply.



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