The Flying Canoe

The Flying Canoe

Book - 2004
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Random House, Inc.
On New Year’s eve, 1847, eleven-year-old Baptiste finds himself far from his friends and family and his home in La Beauce. He has come to the woods of the Ottawa Valley to live and work among “the finest lumberjacks in Canada.” As the New Year approaches, Baptiste and the lumberjacks grow more and more homesick. Resolved to see their families again before the stroke of midnight, the crew board a magical canoe that lifts them into the air, across villages, and closer to home.

This beautiful retelling of the Quebecois folktale reunites Roch Carrier with illustrator Sheldon Cohen and translator Sheila Fischman. (The Hockey Sweater, The Basketball Player, The Longest Home Run), and brings this beloved story to life.

Baker & Taylor
Having moved away to the Ottawa Valley to work with lumberjacks, eleven-year-old Baptiste feels homesick for his family in Québec, so he magically creates a canoe to fly himself and his coworkers home before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

& Taylor

Having moved away to the Ottawa Valley to work with other lumberjacks, eleven-year-old Baptiste begins to feel homesick for his friends and family in the Quebec region of Canada and so magically creates a special canoe that sends him sailing through the night sky and across lands to get back home before the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780887766367
Branch Call Number: JX FIC CAR
Characteristics: [24] p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Sheldon 1949-
Fischman, Sheila


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