Readers will meet Samuel de Champlain, the "Father of New France," and travel the waterways with the coureurs de bois, French traders who lived like Indians. Then watch as attempts to grow the colony fail and wars with the British and Iroquois bring about the fall of New France. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visitwww.natgeoed.org/commoncorefor more information.
About the Author
Richard Worth has written several biographies and histories for middle graders, including Stanley and Livingstone and the Exploration of Africa in World History, The Spanish Inquisition in World History, and Voices from Colonial America: Louisiana, 1682-1803.
"...the text provides a well-organized and quite readable account of the colony's history. Discussions of topics such as the "Starving Time" in Jamestown and the "Pocahontas saving John Smith" tale reflect current research and thought more closely than many comparable volumes on library shelves." Booklist (Review of Virginia 1607–1776)