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ISBN13: 9780395150825
ISBN10: 0395150825
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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.

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Born in Jackson County, Michigan, in 1900, Holling Clancy Holling graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923. He then worked in a taxidermy department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and spent time working in anthropology under Dr. Ralph Linton. During this period, he married Lucille Webster and within a year of their marriage accepted a position as art instructor on the first University World Cruise, sponsored by New York University. For many years, Holling C. Holling dedicated much of his time and interest to making books for children. Much of the material he used was known to him first hand, and his wife, Lucille, worked with him on many of the illustrations.

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jinksb, October 24, 2010 (view all comments by jinksb)
I read this as a child growing up in Michigan. The idea that a simple carved toy canoe could travel so far, and that people who encountered it along the way would help it continue its journey to its goal fascinated me. When I saw the book again, 45 years later, I was at work, stocking a new branch library with its opening day collection. Seeing Paddle-to-the-Sea, brand-new and waiting for another child to travel with it on its journey, brought back fond memories of a forgotten friend. Keep him going. Introduce Paddle-to-the-Sea to a child you know.
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smccoy1, January 18, 2007 (view all comments by smccoy1)
The 1942 Caldecott Honor Book, Paddle-to-the-Sea really helped me accept the idea that I could be a very special person, even if other people might not see that. The first time I read Paddle-to-the-Sea, I was transported into the world of the people, created by Mr. Hollings, who lived and worked on the St. Lawrence River during the turbulent 1940's. The pictures were so entrancing, the powerful story touched my heart. Mr. Hollings' use of the third person narrative was very effective. Paddle-to-the-Sea was the first book I read that really helped me empathize to the point of tears. I truly began to understand the allure of literature. Often, I buy it and give it to others as a gift. I recommend it to any young person or adult who wants to learn more about our history within a powerful story about rivers, journeys and culture.
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Product Details

Holling, Holling Clancy
Harcourt Brace and Company
Holling, Holling Clancy
Boston :
Canoes and canoeing
Ethnic - Native American
Adventure and adventurers
People & Places - Canada
Great lakes
St. lawrence river
Canoes and canoeing -- Fiction.
People & Places - United States - Native American
Children s-General
Edition Number:
Reinforced ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
September 1941
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
11 x 8.63 x 0.19 in 1.3 lb
Age Level:

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