The Flying Canoe by Roch CarrierThe Flying Canoe by Roch Carrier

The Flying Canoe

Retold byRoch CarrierIllustratorSheldon Cohen

Picture Books | November 23, 2004

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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.
Roch Carrier is Canada’s National Librarian and the beloved author of many Canadian classics for both adults and children. In 1968 he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!. He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. Several of his works have beco...
Title:The Flying CanoeFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:24 pages, 11.3 × 8.81 × 0.41 inPublished:November 23, 2004Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887766366

ISBN - 13:9780887766367

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5