He Went With Champlain
$15.99 – $25.99
Follow Tom Lee as he joins Champlain in exploring and settling Canada in this wonderful living book that teaches both history and geography.
Join Tom Lee, a 12-year-old orphan from France, as he sails with Champlain in the year 1604 to explore Eastern Canada. Learn how they set up a settlement in Port Royal, before harsh winters, fights and scurvy take such a toll on the settlers that they have no choice but to move on. When they settle in Quebec, Tom must learn from the Native American people in order to survive. During his adventures, he also serves as a surgeon and interpreter and is instrumental in forming relationships between the Native Americans and France.
He is told by Champlain, the French explorer and geographer: “Learn to think and speak like an Indian… Whether the Indians become our friends or our enemies depends much on our interpreters. I will do my part in France. Do yours here.”
Louise Andrews Kent is a master storyteller, weaving historical accuracy and immersive adventure into one epic voyage of discovery. In this story she shares some atrocities, as well as the bravery, loyalty and humor of the Native Americans and French Colonists during this transformational time in Canadian history.
This new edition features all the original illustrations and clean, readable text. It is a fantastic living book teaching about history and geography, recommended for ages 10 and up.