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The littlest voyageur / Margi Preus ; illustrated by Cheryl Pilgrim.

Preus, Margi, (author.). Pilgrim, Cheryl, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J PRE (Text) 33500013230719 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J PRE (Text) 33500013230701 New Checked out 06/01/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library j PRE (Text) 35500006288664 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780823442478
  • ISBN: 0823442470
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
In 1792, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, a squirrel, eager for adventure, stows away in the canoe of a group of voyageurs, unaware of what they are traveling so far to trade. Includes pronunciation guide, historical notes, and a recipe.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2
    It's 1792, and Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, a squirrel who has always longed to be a voyageur, stows away in a canoe paddling west from Montreal. He annoys his fellow voyageurs (humans all) with his incessant chirring, chewing holes in their food bags, and being generally useless during portages. Only the book-loving Jean Gentille takes a liking to him, protecting him when the rest of the brigade threatens to make soup of him. But when they arrive at a trading post on Lake Superior, Le Rouge abandons the group after discovering the true purpose of their voyage: obtaining furs. Preus' text is rich in setting detail, especially regarding the natural world that the voyageurs traverse. She also excels at integrating French vocabulary into the story and appends a pronunciation guide. Pilgrim's frequent black-and-white illustrations help to clarify details and break up the text for younger readers. The ending, in which Le Rouge and flying squirrel Monique team up to produce their own petite brigade, will please readers willing to overlook the questionable science. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Margi Preus is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book Heart of A Samurai. Her most recent books include Shadow on the Mountain, and the picture book Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon. Ms. Preus lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

Cheryl Pilgrim is an illustrator and public school art teacher. She recently wrote and illustrated the picture book Big and Little: A Story Of Opposites. She lives near Houston, Texas.

Subject: Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Fur traders > Fiction.
Squirrels > Fiction.
Canada > History > 18th century > Fiction.

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