Item description for The Young Fur Traders: A Tale of the Far North (R. M. Ballantyne) by R. M. Ballantyne...
Overview This is the story of the hard life of a trapper in Canada in the early 1800s. Charlie Kennedy lives in the Canadian arctic colony known as the Red River Settlement with Indians, Scotsmen, and French-Canadian settlers. His father, an old fur trader, hopes to convince his son to become a clerk by recounting the dangers of the trapper's life, but the stories only inspire the boy more to explore the vast Canadian wilderness. Through a variety of circumstances, Charlie finds himself trapping in the vast forests, on a journey with voyageurs down perilous rivers, and surviving all sorts of scrapes and adventures with a new acquaintance, Jacques Caradoc, and an Indian named "Red Feather." Many of Charlie's exploits are taken from the real-life experiences of R.M. Ballantyne's own time with the Hudson Bay Company in Canada. Just as Ballantyne had done, Charlie learns to shoot mercury from his rifle through a two inch board in 39 degree below zero temperatures! Discover the strenuous and vigorous life of a trapper through the eyes of Charlie and his intrepid friends.
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Studio: Vision Forum, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.5" Weight: 1.43 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Vision Forum
Grade Level Middle School
Series R. M. Ballantyne Christian Adven
Series Number 10
ISBN 193455409X ISBN13 9781934554098
Availability 0 units.
More About R. M. Ballantyne
R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894) was a Scottish young adult fiction writer. He wrote more than 80 books including "The Pirate City." John Boyne is the author of many books, including "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas."
R. M. Ballantyne was born in 1825 and died in 1894.