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The wilderness way

Author: Merritt Parmelee Allen; Larry Toschik
Publisher: New York : Junior Literary Guild and Longmans, Green, ©1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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LaSalle's first two ventures into the northern wilderness which is now Illinois in search of a route down the Mississippi River to France make up the major portion of this novel. The story revolves around the experiences of Laurent Delair, a young Frenchman who joins the first LaSalle expedition before it leaves Quebec, follows LaSalle and Tonty faithfully in two abortive attempts to reach the mouth of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Robert Cavalier LaSalle, sieur de; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merritt Parmelee Allen; Larry Toschik
OCLC Number: 43463004
Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Merritt Parmelee Allen ; decorations by Larry Toschik.

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LaSalle's first two ventures into the northern wilderness which is now Illinois in search of a route down the Mississippi River to France make up the major portion of this novel. The story revolves around the experiences of Laurent Delair, a young Frenchman who joins the first LaSalle expedition before it leaves Quebec, follows LaSalle and Tonty faithfully in two abortive attempts to reach the mouth of the Mississippi and accompanies them in their successful third trek. Opposition from the fur traders of the northwest, severe winter weather, hostile Indians, and discontent among his followers combine to delay LaSalle's success for several years. A fictionalized account of these years, The Wilderness Way is an adequate retelling of the LaSalle story, combined with excellent descriptions of the country and plenty of action to create a rousing novel of America during the late 1600s.--Book Review Digest, 1954, p. 12.

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