The Voyageur’s Paddle

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

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