Paddle to the Sea by Holling Clancy Holling - 1946

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 Paddle to the Sea by Holling Clancy Holling - 1946

Paddle to the SeaAges (9 - 12)

A boy carves a wooden model of an Indian in a canoe and after placing it in Canada’s Lake Nipigon, the water takes the canoe on a journey through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, eventually ending in the Atlantic Ocean.  Holling embraces a sense of wonder when the canoe is discovered as it travels down along its natural pathway.

Literature Study Unit on Paddle to the Sea (from Homeschool Helper Online)

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1 comment:

Ellen said...

This book was an absolute favorite of mine growing up. I have the copy that my parents read to me and my brother when we were really quite young--I never realized it was such an involved book as it seemed short to me. The premise is simple: an Indian boy carves a "little paddle person" and sends it on its journey down rivers to the sea. Perhaps what fascinated me so was the drawing of the Great Lakes and how Lake Superior looks like a wolf's head. I was thrilled to find a reprinted copy of it a few years ago. And now I have the one from childhood in a treasured spot on my bookshelf.