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David Thompson

A Trail by Stars

by Tom Shardlow

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list price: $17.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Jan 2006
ISBN:9781894852180
publisher: Dundurn
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Across North America in 2007-2009, communities will celebrate the David Thompson Bicentennials. For 34 years the great explorer, surveyor, and fur trader travelled across the continent, finding and mapping the routes between the St. Lawrence and the Pacific. Trusting the stars and his sextant, he surveyed a continental area so vast it remains a mapping achievement unequalled in human history. This is the story of David Thompsons epic journey his trail by stars.

About the Author

Tom Shardlow's diverse writing ranges from poetry and prizewinning short fiction published in literary magazines to book reviews. His freelance work, which includes creative drawings and photographs, often appears as feature articles in magazines and in newspapers. He lives with his family on Vancouver Island.

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Tom Shardlow's diverse writing ranges from poetry and prizewinning short fiction published in literary magazines to book reviews. His freelance work, which includes creative drawings and photographs, often appears as feature articles in magazines and in newspapers. He lives with his family on Vancouver Island.

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David Thompson: A Trail by Stars (Quest Library)

In his epic 30 years of exploration, David Thompson (1770-1857) charted a continental area so vast it remains a mapping achievement unparalleled in human history. Black-and-white photos, timeline, bibliography and index included.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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