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payroll
list of persons to be paid and the amount that each one is to receive.
cord
measure of quantity for cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet. A pile of wood 4 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 8 feet long is a cord.
immense
very large; huge; vast
dismay
sudden, helpless fear of what is about to happen or what has happened
grizzly
grayish, gray. grizzly bear; a large, gray or brownish gray bear of western North America.
What is a Biography?
A biography is a story of a real person's life as told by someone else.
Is the great north woods a great place for Marven?
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The author describes the lumberjacks as "biggest and wildest". What else does she tell you about them to prove her point?
Immense men with long beards and wild hair, also looked like a pack of grizzly bears.
That statememt about the biggest and wildest men Marven had ever seen, seems to be a statememt of opinion. Why is it really a statement of fact?
Because these lumberjacks are big.
Marven has a problem about what to eat at breakfast. What would you do to understand why he has this problem?
I would research on what Jewish people can eat.
When Marvin feels scared and homesick, who helps him? How
Jean Louis, he makes him feel safe and happy.
What is the author's name
Kathryn Lasky
When was Marven Lasky born?
In 1907 in Duluth, Minnesota
Why did his parents come to America?
To escape persecution of the Jews from Russia.
Why was Marven sent to the north woods?
Because of there was an epidemic that swept through the US and his parents needed to spare one child and girls were not allowed to be sent far away.
How is the author related to Marven Lasky?
Kathryn Lasky is Marven Lasky's daughter.
How old was Marven when he died?
He died at age 91
How old was Marven when he left his parents and sisters to go to north woods?
Hw was ten years old.
What is the north woods?
It was a lumber camp.
Who is Mr. Murray?
He managed the lumber camp
What are the immense men with long beards and wild hair called?
Lumberjacks
What job did Marven have at north woods?
He was the bookkeeper.
Besides being the bookkeeper what other job did Marven have?
He was responsible for waking up all the lumberjacks with a bell, if they did not wake up by the bell he had to tap them on their shoulder or give then a shake or scream in their ear.
What is a broche?
It is a hebrew blessing.
What kind of food was Marven used to eating?
Kosher food
In Marven's house it was against ancient Jewish law to eat dairy products and meat together. (THIS IS A FACT)
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Marven was not allowed to ever eat bacon. (THIS IS A FACT)
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Jean Louis could not write, what was his symbol on his chit sheets?
His thumb print
One day Marven went out to explore what happened?
He came upon a lake and thought he saw a grizzly bear, he got scared and dashed away.
As he reached the shore, a huge shadow slid from behind the trees, what was it?
It was Jean Louis
When Jean Louis saw Marven, Marven was crying what did Jean Louis do?
He took off his glove and rubbed his huge thumb down his cheek and said do you miss your mama and papa and Marven nodded yes.
What did Marven think he saw?
A grizzly bear.
On page 218, paragraph 2, the aurhor writes It seemed for a moment as if the horses were keeping time to the music. Is this a fact or opinion? How do you know?
It is a opinion, because I don't think horses can dance to music.
Which job do you think would be more difficult for a 10 year old, keeping the payroll or waking up the lumberjacks? Why?
I think keeping the payroll would be a harder job.
Because there was alot of paperwork to do,and waking someone up is not that hard.
What words describe Jean Louis?
Long shaggy hair, he was as hard as a rock, his eyes were sparkly and a thumb as big as a babies fist. It was like poking a granite boulder.
What causes Jean Louis to open one eye?
Because Marven was trying to wake him up and he was calling Jean Louis's name
Read page 224, Name the main idea and one supporting detail
The main idea was about what Marven could eat, because he was Jewish and could not eat meat and dairy products at the same time. Also he could never eat bacon.
Page 227, paragraph 1. What statement is fact and what is opinion?
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If you were Marven how would you feel as Mr. Murray showed you around the camp?
Surprised and a little scared.
What is a broche?
A Jewish blessing.
Why did Marven want to say a broche the first morning of his stay?
Because he needed to get the last of the lumberjacks up and he thought if he said a broche it would help.
List some adjectives used by the author to describe Jean Louis?
a granite boulder, immense,
long shaggy hair, and sparkly eyes.
The payroll had no system. How did he organize it and list the steps he took to get it in order?
He listed the jacks' names alphabetically and noted the proper symbol for those who could not write. Then he listed the dates and made a chart.
How did Marven know how to ski?
He learned to ski in Duluth,
Minnesota
What types of food are not to be eaten by Marven? What kind of food can he not eat at all?
He cannot eat meat and dairy together. He can never eat bacon.
Was Marven nervous, depressed, cheerful or excited at the end of the story when he traveled back to camp with him? Explain choice.
I think he was cheerful, because he hummed the tune they were singing.
How do you know that Marven is good at doing things on his own?
Because he was able to organize the payroll which was a mess before he started?
What does "having a good head for figures" mean?
Someone who can do math easily
How do you know that Jean Louis liked Marvin?
Because he was nice to him
The story is about the authors father - How do you think she feels about him?
good
Name 3 ways that Jean Louis and Marven are different?
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