The Littlest Voyageur by Margi Preus audiobook

The Littlest Voyageur

By Margi Preus
Read by Graham Halstead

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780823442478
2.27 Hours 1
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A red squirrel, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, stows away on a canoe to fulfill his dream of joining a group of voyageurs—men who paddle canoes filled with goods to a trading post thousands of miles away. It is 1792 and unbeknownst to a group of voyageurs traveling from Montreal to Grand Portage, an intrepid squirrel, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, sneaks onto their canoe. Le Rouge is soon discovered because he can’t contain his excitement. The smells! The vistas! The comradery! The voyageurs are not particularly happy to have him, especially because Le Rouge rides, but he does not paddle. He eats, but he does not cook. He doesn’t even carry anything on portages—sometimes it is he who has to be carried. He also has a terrible singing voice. What kind of voyageur is that? When they finally arrive at the trading post, Le Rouge is in for a terrible shock—the voyageurs have traveled all those miles to collect beaver pelts. With the help of Monique, a smart and sweet flying squirrel, Le Rouge organizes his fur-bearing friends of the forest to ambush the men and try and convince them to quit being voyageurs

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Summary

Summary

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A red squirrel, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, stows away on a canoe to fulfill his dream of joining a group of voyageurs—men who paddle canoes filled with goods to a trading post thousands of miles away.

It is 1792 and unbeknownst to a group of voyageurs traveling from Montreal to Grand Portage, an intrepid squirrel, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, sneaks onto their canoe. Le Rouge is soon discovered because he can’t contain his excitement. The smells! The vistas! The comradery!

The voyageurs are not particularly happy to have him, especially because Le Rouge rides, but he does not paddle. He eats, but he does not cook. He doesn’t even carry anything on portages—sometimes it is he who has to be carried. He also has a terrible singing voice. What kind of voyageur is that?

When they finally arrive at the trading post, Le Rouge is in for a terrible shock—the voyageurs have traveled all those miles to collect beaver pelts. With the help of Monique, a smart and sweet flying squirrel, Le Rouge organizes his fur-bearing friends of the forest to ambush the men and try and convince them to quit being voyageurs

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Le Rouge relates his story with drama and flair, presenting a colorful prism through which to view the daily life of a voyageur.” Kirkus Reviews
“A nature adventure, history lesson, cautionary environmental tale, and an animal love story…An author’s note contextualizes the fur trade, including its impact on indigenous people.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A highly recommended, fast-moving story that will amuse, inform, and entertain young readers.” Historical Novel Society
“The novel bristles with details from the world of eighteenth-century fur trappers…[and] what it might feel like to be a smart, intrepid squirrel finding his way as an adventurer while standing up for his fellow creatures.”  New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Margi Preus

Author Bio: Margi Preus

Margi Preus is a children’s book author and playwright. Her first novel for young people, Heart of a Samurai, was named a 2011 Newbery Honor Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and a recipient of the Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, among other honors. Her picture books include Celebritrees; Historic and Famous Trees of the World, winner of the 2013 Flicker Tale Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 2.27
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English