The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People

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The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People
Sajo and her Beaver People.jpg
Author Grey Owl
Illustrator Grey Owl
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Adventures
Western novel
Publisher Lovat Dickson & Thompson
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 256

The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People is a 1935 children's adventure novel, written and illustrated by Canadian author Grey Owl. It was based on the real-life events. The novel became a bestseller, and contributed to drawing half a million people to Grey Owl's lectures in the late 1930s.[1] Within five years of its publication, it was translated into many European languages, including Polish and Russian.[2][3]


Sajo, a young Ojibwe Indian girl, and her older brother adopt two young beavers, Chilawee and Chikanee, and try to save them from fur traders.


  1. ^ Loo, Tina (2006). States of Nature: Conserving Canada's Wildlife in the Twentieth Century. Vancouver: UBC Press. p. 112. ISBN 9780774812894. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Gail (2010). Picturing Canada: A History of Canadian Children's Illustrated Books and Publishing. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 48. ISBN 0802085407. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Translations of Sajo and her Beaver People". Index Translationum. UNESCO. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 

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