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. "Geography of the best kind made vivid by the power of imagination." -- Horn Book
"I am Paddle To The Sea Please put me back into the water"
A young Indian boy carves a 12 inch pine canoe, sets it on a snowbank in the wilderness of Canada and hopes as the snow melts it will take off through the Great Lakes in this fine account of a journey through the history, geology and geography of this beautiful part of the United States.
"Discover the wildlife of North America, investigate the workings of a sawmill, explore the Great Lakes, and meet people of many different nationalities — Paddle-to-the-Sea has it all."--David Anthony reviewing on Goodreads
64 pages 978-0395150825 Ages 8-12
Editor's Note: Caldecott Honor 1942
keywords: figurative language, adventure, journey, lakes, helping others, sawmill, locks, history, geology, geography
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com