Meet some of the brave men and women who first settled the New World and helped found the colony of New France - Cartier, Marie La Tour, La Salle and Madeleine de Vercheres.
Find out how they worked, dressed, ate and survived in their adopted land. Read about the King's Daughters, who came over from Europe on Bride's Ships, and about the powerful seigneurs, who ruled vast domains along the St. Lawrence River.
A good deal of information in an easy to read format. Short chapters, followed with activities for children to do. We learned a lot. :)
Eight chapters. Leading us from the Father of New France to The Plains of Abraham. We learned why LaChine is named as it is, about a young heroine and about the giant black robe of Jesuit priest.
Lots of details to interest us, it surprised us to learn how often the French and English battled and how the power swung back and forth. Seeing the strength of individuals like the young lady who rallied the men in her fort to fight off some Iroquois. Neat book, glad I read it with the lad. He asked good questions throughout.