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Samuel de Champlain

by (author) Elizabeth MacLeod

illustrated by John Mantha

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554530502
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $5.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554530496
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780545991438
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $7.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3

Description

Une vie remplie d'aventures et de découvertes! Samuel de Champlain a traversé l'Atlantique. Il s'est rendu en Nouvelle-France en 1603 et a fait connaissance avec les Autochtones. Il y a aussi découvert le rude climat de l'hiver. Explorateur passionné, il a établi des postes de traite, construit des villes, exploré le territoire. C'est en hommage à ce travail colossal qu'on l'appelle aujourd'hui « le père de la Nouvelle-France ». Un livre passionnant pour les jeunes qui peuvent lire de façon autonome.

About the authors

Liz is one nosy author, which is why she loves writing non-fiction. She’s very curious about why people do what they do, and likes sharing with kids the amazing facts and secrets that she uncovers.As a kid in Thornhill, Ontario, the idea of being a writer never crossed Liz’s mind—she figured most authors were already dead and they definitely weren’t Canadian. Besides, it was science that interested Liz.But writing was already part of Liz’s life. After dinner on school nights, Liz and her two brothers would trudge up to their rooms, close their doors and start to do their homework—or so their parents thought. A few minutes later, a piece of paper would come sliding under Liz’s door. One of her brothers had drawn a picture, usually of some weird creature.Liz really couldn’t draw (still can’t!), so the only way she could respond was to write a short story, often about a mad scientist or space alien. She would slip the story under her brother’s door and—well, not a lot of homework got done.At university, Liz studied sciences—there was hardly any writing involved at all. But after university, she was hired as an editor at OWL magazine, where she could combine writing and her love of science. But it wasn’t long before Liz had a goal: to write a book. Her first one was about lions and since then she’s written more than fifty others.Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns (2008) is one of her favourite books because royalty has always fascinated Liz. She loved going behind the scenes with monarchs from Cleopatra to Dracula to find out just what they would do to hold onto power or protect their families.Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries (2013) was the winner of numerous awards, including the Crime Writers of Canada 2014 Arthur Ellis Award in the Juvenile/YA category. Liz’s latest book with Annick Press, Galloping Through History: Incredible True Horse Stories (Spring 2015), combines, once again, her outstanding storytelling skills with her passion for history. This time her love of animals also shines through as she recounts the stories of six horses that changed the way humans live, travel, fight, work, and play.Liz lives in Toronto with her husband, Paul, and their cat Cosimo. While she writes, he is usually sprawled across her desk—often right on the book she needs for research!

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John Mantha is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art. John is the illustrator of twenty-six books including The Kids Book of Canada's Railway and The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration.

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Librarian Reviews

Samuel de Champlain (Kids Can Read 3)

Samuel de Champlain (1580-1635) is known today as the “Father of New France.” Among his notable accomplishments was the founding of Quebec City. Coloured illustrations and quick facts about the French explorer are included.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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