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Au Pays d'en Haut (To the North Country)

By Mike Peterson -- Illustrated by Dylan Meconis (color/b&w)
14 Chapters

In 1800, 15-year-old Antoine Guilbeault bids farewell to St. Sulpice, Quebec, and heads up river with a company of voyageurs into the Pays d'en Haut, the high country of the far west, on a harsh, dangerous and joyful journey into manhood. This story emphasizes the hard work of earlier days as well as depicting the interplay between voyageurs and native people that gave birth to the Metis culture, at a time when the border between the United States and Canada was uncertain and voyageurs, mountain men and native people mingled over much of the West.

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