Incident at Hawk's Hill

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Six-year-old Ben is very small for his age, and gets along better with animals than people. One June day in 1870, Ben wanders away from his home on Hawk's Hill and disappears into the waving prairie grass. This is the story of how a shy, lonely boy survives for months in the wilds and forges a bond with a female badger. ALA Notable Book. Newbery Honor Book.

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Overview

Six-year-old Ben is very small for his age, and gets along better with animals than people. One June day in 1870, Ben wanders away from his home on Hawk's Hill and disappears into the waving prairie grass. This is the story of how a shy, lonely boy survives for months in the wilds and forges a bond with a female badger. ALA Notable Book. Newbery Honor Book.

A shy, lonely six-year-old wanders into the Canadian prairie and spends a summer under the protection of a badger.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316209489
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Edition description: Age 10 and up
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 133,832
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan W. Eckert is an historian, naturalist, novelist, poet, screenwriter and playwright. He is the author of thirty-nine published books, and has been nominated on seven separate occasions for the Pulitzer Prize in literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2011

    Wonderful story!

    I read this book years ago when I was a kid, and I loved it! I keep looking for it at my local library (they don't have it) and would love to get a copy to keep. I'd really love it if B&N could get it as a Nook Book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    I loved it.

    I read this as a child, in elementary school. I'm 20 now, and this was a book that I have always remembered for some reason. I don't remember many books from my childhood, but this is one of them. Its a good story. I would recommend it for young readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    i dont like this book

    I thought this was a waste of time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2007

    A good book

    In my opinion, this book was very good. It's actually been a couple years since I have read it, but when I reminded myself of it I thought of how good a book it was. I believe that this is a good book for the average reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2007

    I do not like this book at all

    I had to read this book for school, and in my personal opinion I hate this book. It is sad that this kid can almost like not even talk to people, but yet he can speak to animals? This book may be interesting to animal lovers. But not normal people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2006

    WOW

    i usually dont like reading about animals but this book i was totally hooked onto i was always on the edge of my seat and never wanted to stop reading. Its exciting and very thrilling

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2006

    A Beautifully Done, Informative Book

    I read this book first myself, and liked it so much I used it as a read-aloud for my fourth grade students. They were fascinated. They were in the process of writing their ecosystem project and the book was an excellent teaching tool to discuss how research on an animal can be anything but boring. I used maps etc. to help them get their bearing as to time and place and needed to work to get them past the first 15 pages or so, but after that, they were hooked. Subsequent readings were to a silent group of fascinated and eager listeners. There was also a good deal of discussion of animals and their habitats as well as personal relationships with others' character development and growth. The author has wonderful voice, descriptions, and word choice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2005

    I loved that book

    I remember I was about 14 years old and I read Incident on Hawk's Hill and its been my favorite book since, so much my favorite I've read it more than once, thats a touching book that still continue to touch till this day and I'm 20 year old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    AMAZING

    I have just read the book and it was AMAZING! Espiecily the bond between the badger and ben also the chasm between his father(William). Also how ben survived in the badger hole for two months and only eating raw meats the badger brung to him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2003

    NOT a Very Interesting Story

    I read INCIDENT AT HAWK'S HILL over the summer, and I didn't like it at all. I had expected it to be suspenseful, but it really had quite a weak story line. The only parts of the book that weren't dry, lengthy descriptions of characters were gory, bloody battle scenes. The description of the badger took up several pages. Sometimes I had to remind myself it was a novel and not an encyclopedia. I kept waiting for the book to get good, but it never did. The ending was especially disappointing. Do not waste your time by reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2003

    What a journey!

    This summer, I read the Hawk's Hill story aloud during our Native Indian Program to kids from 5 to 15, all in one group. The students were mesmerized from the first line. Total silence accompanied each reading and when I would put the book down they would shout 'no'. 'read more' or 'don't stop'. The part about the badger was the most accurate picture of a badger I have ever read. For the first time in their lives, those kids feel as if they really KNOW about the badgers. When the book ended..there was just silence...but then the cries started again..'but what about the badger?' 'Where did Burton go?' and on and on. They didn't want to let the story go and neither will you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2003

    Very Nice!

    This book was one of the most suttle books I have ever read. I thought it was touching and heartwarming. But, they did give WAY to much information on the badger in the begining! It almost made stop reading the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2002

    Suspensful, Tear Jerking Survival Story

    This book was wonderful. You feel with the boy as he sees the world of men; the world of animals, and with the badger as she calls to her dying young but cannot reach them. Being an animal lover, and knowing it was a true story, I cried, regained joy, and cried again, at the ending chapter; feeling the love between family members, and a badger that saved that love. Extroidanary. You won't be the same after you read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2002

    It was great, I really enjoyed this book

    I enjoyed when my teacher read this book to me. The only thing i didnt like was it gave to much information on the badger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2001

    An excellent read!

    I read this book in sixth grade, and it is one of the best books I'd read. I remember crying and crying when I read it. It's a really excellent story. I HIGHLY reccomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2001

    Recommended

    I think this was a good book and anyone who likes to read about wilderness should read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2001

    A good book

    This is a great book with excellent descriptions and a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2000

    A wonderful story...

    I did not read this story until I was in my late teens. I absolutely loved it! If you enjoy reading & animals, this is a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2000

    a reviewer

    This was a book about a shy young animal fanatic who gets lost on a june day. He finds shelter in a badger hole that he thinks is abbondened. Little does he know that, a female badger lives there. She accepts him as one of her own. That is all i can tell. Read the book to find how he gets saved!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2000

    Animal Lover's Not ME!!!

    I am reading this in school and everbody else at school like it but I can't stand it. I have to read the chapter three times to stay with the story!! My opinion maybe not yours!

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