I would like to know what is the difference between the movie and the book for The Sign of the Beaver.

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The movie version of Sign of the Beaver was originally entitled Keeping the Promise. It is interesting because it focuses on different things than the book. A lot more emphasis is given to the family situation of the central character, Matt Hallowell. The events happening to the Hallowell parents and siblings are chronicled alongside what is happening to Matt, whereas in the book the family's experiences are only described in the beginning and at the end. In the movie, Matt's mother and siblings were to have been escorted to the Maine homestead by Matt's father's irresponsible brother Ethan, but Ethan backs out at the last minute, making it necessary for Matt to stay on the land holding alone while his...

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