Paddle-to-the-Sea

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1980 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region. "Geography of the best kind made vivid by the power of imagination." -- Horn Book
 

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A classic, Caldecott honor book. A native boy from Nipigon Canada carves a miniature canoe with paddler, and with help from people along the way the scrap of wood makes it all the way through the ... Read full review

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I had never read this story before, but I thought that it was a great book! It was fairly long, so it would be an ongoing classroom read instead of taking only one story time, but it tells the ... Read full review

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Contents

HOW PADDLETOTHESEA CAME TO BE
LONG RIVER REACHING TO THE SEA
1
PADDLE STARTS ON HIS JOURNEY
3
BROOK AND BEAVER POND
4
BREAKUP OF THE RIVER
5
PADDLE MEETS A SAWMILL
PADDLE MEETS A FRIEND
THE LARGEST LAKE IN THE WORLD
DRY DOCK
BY DOG SLED TO THE SOO
NONSTOP DOWN LAKE MICHIGAN
PADDLE RETURNS TO THE NORTH
FOREST FIRE
THROUGH LAKE HURON
PADDLE REACHES LAKE ERIE
PADDLE TAKES A GREAT FALL

PADDLE CROSSES TWO BORDERS
LIFE IN A NORTHERN MARSH
PADDLE FINDS ONE END OF LAKE SUPERIOR
A FISH STORY
ADRIFT AGAIN
THE SHIPWRECK
LAKE ONTARIOAT LAST
ALONG THE GREAT RIVER
RIVERS IN THE SEA
PADDLE FINDS A NEW FRIEND
ON A WHARF
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About the author (1980)

Born in Jackson County, Michigan, in 1900, Holling Clancy Holling graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923. He then worked in a taxidermy department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and spent time working in anthropology under Dr. Ralph Linton. During this period, he married Lucille Webster and within a year of their marriage accepted a position as art instructor on the first University World Cruise, sponsored by New York University. For many years, Holling C. Holling dedicated much of his time and interest to making books for children. Much of the material he used was known to him first hand, and his wife, Lucille, worked with him on many of the illustrations.

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