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Grade 3-5-Holling's Caldecott Honor book, originally published in 1941, will surely find a new audience with this dramatic reading. Narrator Terry Bregy delivers an exceptional performance. His cadence ranges from smooth and easy to energetic, and listeners are lead along on the story's journey. A young Indian boy from Nipigon country in the Canadian wilderness carves an Indian figure in a 12-inch canoe that he names Paddle-to-the-Sea. Wishing that he could undertake a journey to the Atlantic Ocean, the boy sends the toy carving instead. Paddle-to-the-Sea begins on a snow bank near a river that eventually leads him to the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and finally the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, Paddle's journey is fraught with danger including wild animals, saw mills, fishing nets, and a shipwreck. Paddle receives help staying on course from people who read the message carved on his canoe ("Put me back in the water. I am Paddle-to-the-Sea"). Four years later, Paddle has reached his destination, and listeners have experienced an incredible story complete with geography, nature, drama, and adventure. Original music accompanies the reading and adds to the mood. A notable listening experience for families, public and school libraries alike will value this addition to their audio collections.â"Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA
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Very informative about what goes on around The Great Lakes.Published 2 months ago by Iain G. Hunter
An excellent story on Canadian geography. I gave a copy to each grandchild.Published 14 months ago by Ian T Fraser
Fabulous story which we have used for geography. You can follow paddles journey through the Great Lakes.Published 14 months ago by Stacey
Excellent book providing lots of opportunities for activities and learning as a small carved canoe makes its way from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Pamela J Cannon
Great book that takes me back to my childhood. I had forgotten what a great story this was and how much I enjoyed it.Published 24 months ago by Dave Plant
We have a first edition of this book which has been in the family for about 60 years but is showing it's age. We wanted to get a new one to give as a gift. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2013 by PJ
I became aware of this classic book several months back, learning that there are grandparents who recalled reading it as a child. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2013 by Jim Francis