A young Native American boy is at the heart of this charming adventure that takes place nearly 200 years ago. The story centers around the busy fur trading post of Fort William on Lake Superior. In the winter, the boy's father guides voyagers into the northwest to trade furs. Those same voyagers paddle back to Fort William with their packs of furs, while another group comes in from Montreal bringing supplies. It's a time of feasting, dancing, and trading stories around the campfire.
Pendziwol's engaging text combines with Debon's vivid and historically accurate illustrations to give an authentic picture of life at a fur trading post in the early 1800s.
Jean E. Pendziwol is an award-winning author who gained international success with No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids and Dragons. Her other work includes the lyrical picture books, Dawn Watch and The Red Sash, both illustrated by Nicolas Debon, and Marja's Skis, which was inspired by her husband's grandmother, who grew up in a Finnish farming and loggMore about Jean E. Pendziwol
Virginia Walton Pilegard was an elementary school teacher, specialising in mathematics. Nicholas Debon, born in Nancy, France worked in the visual-arts office of the French Ministry of Culture and for the cultural service of the Consulate General of France in Toronto, Canada.More about Nicolas Debon