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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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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 |
Perhaps the living-est of living books. Not only is the story engaging and charming, each page is full of information about the Great Lakes, the cities that line their shores, and the commerce that is so vital to many of those cities, not to mention the natural world that is also present here. None of it is boring (at least not to nerdy parents, but my 5yo also seemed engaged in each page).

I wouldn’t try to finish it in one sitting, there’s so much to look at and enjoy on each page that 2-3 chapters (pages) at a time is good. ( )
  Annrosenzweig | Oct 15, 2021 |
  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
A carved Native American figurine-Paddle-to-the-Sea--makes his voyage from an Indian village through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful illustrations and great geography. A true living textbook. ( )
  Carr_Memorial_Lib | Aug 20, 2020 |
A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region.
  riselibrary_CSUC | Jul 9, 2020 |
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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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