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.