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Jacques Cartier
Contributor(s): Woog, Adam (Author)

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ISBN: 1604134305     ISBN-13: 9781604134308
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications
OUR PRICE: $38.50  

Binding Type: Library Binding - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2009
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Commissioned by King Francois I of France to claim new lands for the country, Jacques Cartier arrived in Newfoundland in 1534. Seeking a Northwest Passage to the riches of India, he continued on and discovered the St. Lawrence River, a natural border existing between present-day Canada and New England. Cartier briefly explored the area and sailed back to France, only to return to the St. Lawrence with two American Indians as guides. His findings contributed to the founding of Montreal and Quebec and the creation of a lucrative trading network between the French and the American Indians. Jacques Cartier is a biography about the first explorer to establish a French presence in North America, an accomplishment that allowed the next generation of French sailors to create the first settlements of Canada.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - Exploration & Discovery
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2009016267
Age Level: 11-14
Grade Level: 6-9
Series: Great Explorers (Chelsea House)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 6.6" W x 9.3" (0.85 lbs) 109 pages
- Chronological Period - 15th Century
- Chronological Period - 16th Century
Features: Bibliography, Glossary, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Table of Contents
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