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The Resource Champlain, Christopher Moore ; with archival artwork, maps, and artifacts ; additional illustrations by Francis Back

Champlain, Christopher Moore ; with archival artwork, maps, and artifacts ; additional illustrations by Francis Back

Label
Champlain
Title
Champlain
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Moore ; with archival artwork, maps, and artifacts ; additional illustrations by Francis Back
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a biography of the French explorer who was instrumental in founding the city of Québec. The architect of colonial settlement in Canada brought to life by a master historian. One July day four hundred years ago, Samuel de Champlain stepped out of a small boat at Québec and began a great adventure. So begins Christopher Moore's riveting account of the life of the extraordinary, daring father of New France. Samuel de Champlain helped found the first permanent French settlement in the New World; he established the village that eventually became the great city of Québec; he was a skilled cartographer who gave us many of our first accurate maps of North America; he forged alliances with Native nations that laid the foundations for vast trading networks; and as governor, he set New France on the road to becoming a productive, self sufficient, thriving colony. But Champlain was also a man who suffered his share of defeats and disappointments. That first permanent settlement was abandoned after a disastrous winter claimed the lives of half the colonists. His marriage to a child bride was unhappy and marked by long separations. Eventually Québec had to be surrendered temporarily to the English in 1629. In this remarkable book, illustrated entirely with paintings, archival maps, and original artifacts, Christopher Moore brings to life this complex man and, through him, creates a portrait of Canada in its earliest days. Champlain is illustrated with archival maps and paintings. Additional artwork has been provided by Francis Back
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 971.01/13/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1030.1
LC item number
.M66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Back, Francis
  • Moore, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Champlain, Samuel de
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Canada
  • New France
  • America
  • Champlain, Samuel de
  • Discovery and exploration, French
  • Explorers
  • America
  • Canada
  • France
  • North America
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Champlain, Christopher Moore ; with archival artwork, maps, and artifacts ; additional illustrations by Francis Back
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Revised and expanded version of the book Samuel de Champlain, first published by Grolier in 1986"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 53) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54692799
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
55 pages
Isbn
9780887766572
Lccn
2004102430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)54692799
Label
Champlain, Christopher Moore ; with archival artwork, maps, and artifacts ; additional illustrations by Francis Back
Publication
Note
"Revised and expanded version of the book Samuel de Champlain, first published by Grolier in 1986"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 53) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54692799
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
55 pages
Isbn
9780887766572
Lccn
2004102430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)54692799

Library Locations

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      38.710138 -90.311107
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