Evangeline for Young Readers

by Helene Boudreau
Illustrator Patsy MacKinnon

Nimbus Publishing | April 3, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow''s epic poem, Evangeline, tells the story of two young people deported from beautiful Acadie just before they are to be married-and their search for each other that lasts the rest of their lives. First published in 1847, the poem has been important to Acadian identity ever since.

In Evangeline for Young Readers, the tragic story of Evangeline and Gabriel''s Deportation is recounted to a new generation. In simple prose true to Longfellow''s poem, Hélène Boudreau describes the utopian village of Grand-Pré where Evangeline grows up, the traumatizing Deportation, and Evangeline''s relentless search across America for her true love. Patsy MacKinnon''s stunning illustrations bring the story to life in full colour.

Evangeline for Young Readers is a vital interpretation for children of Longfellow''s classic.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 38 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.12 in

Published: April 3, 2013

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1771080108

ISBN - 13: 9781771080101

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Evangeline for Young Readers

by Helene Boudreau
Illustrator Patsy MacKinnon

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 38 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.12 in

Published: April 3, 2013

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1771080108

ISBN - 13: 9781771080101

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow''s epic poem, Evangeline, tells the story of two young people deported from beautiful Acadie just before they are to be married-and their search for each other that lasts the rest of their lives. First published in 1847, the poem has been important to Acadian identity ever since.

In Evangeline for Young Readers, the tragic story of Evangeline and Gabriel''s Deportation is recounted to a new generation. In simple prose true to Longfellow''s poem, Hélène Boudreau describes the utopian village of Grand-Pré where Evangeline grows up, the traumatizing Deportation, and Evangeline''s relentless search across America for her true love. Patsy MacKinnon''s stunning illustrations bring the story to life in full colour.

Evangeline for Young Readers is a vital interpretation for children of Longfellow''s classic.

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During his lifetime, Longfellow enjoyed a popularity that few poets have ever known. This has made a purely literary assessment of his achievement difficult, since his verse has had an effect on so many levels of American culture and society. Certainly, some of his most popular poems are, when considered merely as artistic compositions, found wanting in serious ways: the confused imagery and sentimentality of "A Psalm of Life" (1839), the excessive didacticism of "Excelsior" (1841), the sentimentality of "The Village Blacksmith" (1839). Yet, when judged in terms of popular culture, these works are probably no worse and, in some respects, much better than their counterparts in our time. Longfellow was very successful in responding to the need felt by Americans of his time for a literature of their own, a retelling in verse of the stories and legends of these United States, especially New England. His three most popular narrative poems are thoroughly rooted in American soil. "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie" (1847), an American idyll; "The Song of Hiawatha" (1855), the first genuinely native epic in American poetry; and "The Courtship of Miles Standish" (1858), a Puritan romance of Longfellow's own ancestors, John Alden and Priscilla Mullens. "Paul Revere's Ride," the best known of the "Tales of a Wayside Inn"(1863), is also intensely national. Then, there is a handful of intensely personal, melancholy poems that deal in very successful ways with those themes not commonly thought
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