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Champlain

Author: Christopher Moore; Francis Back
Publisher: Toronto ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a biography of the French explorer who was instrumental in founding the city of Québec. The architect of colonial settlement in Canada brought to life by a master historian. One July day four hundred years ago, Samuel de Champlain stepped out of a small boat at Québec and began a great adventure. So begins Christopher Moore's riveting account of the life of the extraordinary, daring father of New France.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Samuel de Champlain; Samuel de Champlain; Samuel de Champlain
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Moore; Francis Back
ISBN: 0887766579 9780887766572
OCLC Number: 54692799
Notes: "Revised and expanded version of the book Samuel de Champlain, first published by Grolier in 1986"--T.p. verso.
Description: 55 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Responsibility: Christopher Moore ; with archival artwork, maps, and artifacts ; additional illustrations by Francis Back.
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Presents a biography of the French explorer who was instrumental in founding the city of Québec. The architect of colonial settlement in Canada brought to life by a master historian. One July day four hundred years ago, Samuel de Champlain stepped out of a small boat at Québec and began a great adventure. So begins Christopher Moore's riveting account of the life of the extraordinary, daring father of New France. Samuel de Champlain helped found the first permanent French settlement in the New World; he established the village that eventually became the great city of Québec; he was a skilled cartographer who gave us many of our first accurate maps of North America; he forged alliances with Native nations that laid the foundations for vast trading networks; and as governor, he set New France on the road to becoming a productive, self sufficient, thriving colony. But Champlain was also a man who suffered his share of defeats and disappointments. That first permanent settlement was abandoned after a disastrous winter claimed the lives of half the colonists. His marriage to a child bride was unhappy and marked by long separations. Eventually Québec had to be surrendered temporarily to the English in 1629. In this remarkable book, illustrated entirely with paintings, archival maps, and original artifacts, Christopher Moore brings to life this complex man and, through him, creates a portrait of Canada in its earliest days. Champlain is illustrated with archival maps and paintings. Additional artwork has been provided by Francis Back.

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