The Voyageur's Paddle

The Voyageur's Paddle

by Kathy-jo Wargin, David Geister

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Voyageur is the French word for "traveler," but in the Great Lakes region during the seventeenth century it described those men who made their living trading furs and goods along water routes. Traveling by canoe, these voyageurs helped to establish north woods trading posts and settlements, opening up the West to future exploration. Young Jacques's father is such a voyageur. He works long hours in bitterly cold weather, absent from home for weeks at a time. As he awaits his father's return from a season of trading, Jacques dreams of the day he will hold the canoe paddle and join the ranks of voyageurs.Author Kathy-jo Wargin is known for her many stories celebrating Great Lakes lore and north woods history including the 2001 IRA Children's Choice Award winner, The Legend of the Loon. She lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan. David Geister's body of work with Sleeping Bear Press continues to grow and includes The Legend of Minnesota, also written by Kathy-jo Wargin. He specializes in historic art and has a background in commercial art. David lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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ISBN-13: 9781627532099
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Series: Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

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Voyageur's Paddle (Sleeping Bear Legends Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great tale and wonderful illustrations! A must-have for any elementary school classroom!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful story of a voyageur and his family and their relationships. It is also very informative in an interesting way in how the voyageur lived and served the great north woods and made their way on it's lakes. I especially appreciated the ending where the young boy proves his worth.
etwinney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells the story of a little boy as he waits for his father to return home from trading on the Great Lakes. It is a great book to read for a Social Studies read-aloud to get students interested in learning about voyageurs and the fur trade.