Item description for With Pipe, Paddle, and Song: A Story of the French-Canadian Voyageurs by Elizabeth Yates...
Overview Location: North America, Canada Time Period: Modern Era (1700-1950 A.D.), New World Settlement Canada 1750s Son of a French nobleman and a Chippewa Indian woman, Guillaume has spent half of his life in his father's Montreal chateau, half in his mother's village. When his father returns to France the 16-year-old is determined to make his own way in the world. He signs up with a rough and ready crew of voyageurs, who yearly make their journey into the wilds of Canada to bring back the rich furs that have made New France prosperous.
Publishers Description Son of a French nobleman and a Chippewa Indian woman, Guillaume has spent half of his life in his father's Montreal chateau, half in his mother's village. When his father returns to France the 16-year-old is determined to make his own way in the world. He signs up with a rough and ready crew of voyageurs, who yearly make their journey into the wilds of Canada to bring back the rich furs that have made New France prosperous. Newbery award winner Elizabeth Yates skillfully weaves history and the theme of a young man coming to grips with two worlds' conflicting demands. Included in the book is an extensive collection of voyageur songs, with music and lyrics.
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Studio: Bethlehem Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1999
Publisher Bethlehem books
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 188393737X ISBN13 9781883937379
Availability 0 units.
More About Elizabeth Yates
Elizabeth Yates (1905 2001), prolific American author, won the 1951 Newbery Medal for her novel Amos Fortune, Free Man. She also received a Newbery Honor in 1944 for Mountain Born. Nora Unwin (1907 1982) illustrated more than one hundred books for children."
Elizabeth Yates lived in Concord, in the state of New Hampshire. Elizabeth Yates was born in 1905 and died in 2001.
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Reviews - What do customers think about With Pipe, Paddle and Song: A Story of the French-Canadian Voyageurs?
Excellent read! Jun 5, 2007
I read this to my children over eight years ago and to this day my son still remembers the spirit and strength of these voyageurs. At the time we were living in another country, experiencing a taste of what it is like to mix cultures. The book opened new windows of thought for us; shaping inclusive attitudes through a culture we never knew existed. Now at 16, this same son also has renewed appreciation for the physical stamina of these canoing men as he too is learning to ply a canoe in less challenging waters!
Waste of paper Apr 28, 2004
This book is a waste of paper and simply repeating the old English racist slurs against French-Canadians. Don't waste your money on this garbage.
Adventure and romance appropriate for teens May 31, 2000
This book is one you'll want your teenage son to read and relate to. He'll learn such values as hard work, being dependable and cheerful, fortitude, and saving yourself for the right person.
Two of my favorite quotes from this book are: "Each word must be distinct. It is a courtesy to speak so one can be understood; it is an art so to sing." (The father speaking to the protagonist.)
"He who will not settle for second best but waits for the best will find it waiting for him... Love must be all or it is nothing."
There is plenty of adventure and action in this uplifting book. How knows, it may even kindle a desire to learn French or to go canoeing!