Champlain

by Christopher Moore, Francis Back

Tundra | January 18, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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"One July day four hundred years ago, Samuel de Champlain stepped out of a small boat at Quebec and began a great adventure." So begins Christopher Moore's riveting account of the life of the extraordinary, daring "father of New France."

Samuel de Champlain helped found the first permanent French settlement in the New World; he established the village that eventually became the great city of Quebec; he was a skilled cartographer who gave us many of our first accurate maps of North America; he forged alliances with Native nations that laid the foundations for vast trading networks; and as governor, he set New France on the road to becoming a productive, self-sufficient, thriving colony.

But Champlain was also a man who suffered his share of defeats and disappointments. That first permanent settlement was abandoned after a disastrous winter claimed the lives of half the colonists. His marriage to a child bride was unhappy and marked by long separations. Eventually Quebec had to be surrendered temporarily to the English in 1629.

In this remarkable book, illustrated entirely with paintings, archival maps, and original artifacts, Christopher Moore brings to life this complex man and, through him, creates a portrait of Canada in its earliest days.

Champlain is illustrated with archival maps and paintings. Additional artwork has been provided by Francis Back.


From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 18, 2010

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770490876

ISBN - 13: 9781770490871

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Champlain

by Christopher Moore, Francis Back

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 18, 2010

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770490876

ISBN - 13: 9781770490871

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"One July day four hundred years ago, Samuel de Champlain stepped out of a small boat at Quebec and began a great adventure." So begins Christopher Moore's riveting account of the life of the extraordinary, daring "father of New France."

Samuel de Champlain helped found the first permanent French settlement in the New World; he established the village that eventually became the great city of Quebec; he was a skilled cartographer who gave us many of our first accurate maps of North America; he forged alliances with Native nations that laid the foundations for vast trading networks; and as governor, he set New France on the road to becoming a productive, self-sufficient, thriving colony.

But Champlain was also a man who suffered his share of defeats and disappointments. That first permanent settlement was abandoned after a disastrous winter claimed the lives of half the colonists. His marriage to a child bride was unhappy and marked by long separations. Eventually Quebec had to be surrendered temporarily to the English in 1629.

In this remarkable book, illustrated entirely with paintings, archival maps, and original artifacts, Christopher Moore brings to life this complex man and, through him, creates a portrait of Canada in its earliest days.

Champlain is illustrated with archival maps and paintings. Additional artwork has been provided by Francis Back.


From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Christopher Moore writes about Canadian history. He has won numerous awards including a Governor General's Award for Louisbourg Portraits; the Secretary of State's Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies for The Loyalists: Revolution, Exile, Settlement; and the Mister Christie Award for Children's Books with Janet Lunn for The Story of Canada. His other works include The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario's Lawyers, and 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal.
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