Paddle-to-the-Sea, Volume 33

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1941 - Juvenile Fiction - 63 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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User Review  - Julie -

This is a sweet story about a Canadian Indian boy who whittles a little man in a canoe, whom he names "Paddle-to-the-Sea." The journey of the little canoe teaches a lot of geography. The book has many little details added in the margins. Read full review

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User Review  - Angela Shields -

Wonderful story of an Indian boy who carves a wooden toy canoe. You follow the story of the canoe as it travels though Canada, The Great Lakes and out to sea. You also read about some problems it ... Read full review

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About the author (1941)

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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