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Paddle-to-the-Sea (1941)

by Holling C. Holling

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A young Indian boy carves an Indian figure in a small canoe and sends him off on a long, adventurous journey through the Great Lakes to the sea.
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Absolutely fantastic, beautiful, wonderful. The story, the illustrations, the education, the history. We loved it all! I've been trying to read this book with my children for 12 years now!!! We start and then life gets busy and we don't finish. I've read it very slowly over the last year with my three youngest and we finished today. It was a beautiful journey and they learned so much! A treasure for our library, for sure! ( )
  classyhomemaker | Dec 11, 2023 |
A beautifully illustrated story about love of the great waters and hope for the future.
I loved it and so will my grands.
I originally got the audio and it is so very well interpreted.
First published in 1946. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Jul 15, 2023 |
This is an enchanting children's picture book that takes readers on a remarkable journey from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The story centers around a small carved wooden figure named Paddle, as he navigates through various waterways, encountering diverse landscapes and communities along the way. With beautiful illustrations and rich details, Holling captures the beauty and power of nature, while also teaching important lessons about geography, ecology, and the interconnectedness of our world. This book has received numerous accolades, including the Caldecott Honor and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. ( )
  rebecamp | Jul 13, 2023 |
Worth rereading every year or so. Real adventure, if a toy boat can have an adventure. ( )
  mykl-s | May 1, 2023 |
An incredible journey of a figure in a toy canoe finding it's way to the ocean. A lot of American geography, history and nature components are beautifully illustrated.
  lmannsch | Jul 17, 2022 |
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A young American Indian boy (no tribe indicated) carves a small canoe with a seated figure to paddle it and sends the two off on a journey from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean. … This is the story of Paddle-to-the-Sea's many adventures over the four years it takes him to reach the sea. No information on American Indians in contained in the story.
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John Henry Chapman with whose father I have paddled under, over, and through many a Great Lake wave.
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The Canadian wilderness was white with snow.
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A young Indian boy carves an Indian figure in a small canoe and sends him off on a long, adventurous journey through the Great Lakes to the sea.

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