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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9781771455015
Title: West to Grande Portage
Author: Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
ISBN: 9781771455015
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
Pages:256
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8
Price: 14.95

Description:
On his sixteenth birthday Phillipe Chabot is told that his brother-in-law has hired him to be a voyageur. He will be paddling west from Montreal to Grade Portage to trade supplies with the Indians for furs. He is overjoyed and receives all the appropriate clothing from his family as birthday gifts, even a tobacco pouch. As the loaded canoe brigade gets ready to leave, his cousin, Jeanne, accepts the proposal of marriage yelled at her by the clerk who is going along to keep track of the trading. Unfortunately, disaster strikes the brigade as the men paddle the rivers, make their portages, and get onto the sometimes violent and unforgiving Lake Superior. In Montreal, the city is ravished by a fire and many people die.