Bibliographic Information: Wargin, K. (2007). The Voyageur’s Paddle. Michigan: Sleeping Bear Press.
Brief Annotation: This is a story about the strength and courage of the voyageurs in the Great Lakes Region. It talks about trading posts and products that were traded.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Grade Level: K-6
Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy nonfiction. Also readers from the Great Lakes Region will also enjoy this book because it is directly applicable to their lives.
Rating/Response: 4 I found this book very engaging. The story was well told, and it was also very informational.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What do you know about the history of the voyageurs of the Great Lakes Region?
Reading Strategy: Social Studies
Rationale for Strategy: This book is historical fiction. It would work well in a Minnesota history unit.
Posted by: Emily Busch