Perilous Passage

Perilous Passage

[a Novel]

Book - 2007
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Shortlisted for the 2009 Red Maple Award and commended in Best Books for Kids & Teens

After a shipwreck in 1809, Peter finds himself the victim of amnesia. The sea captain who finds the teenager gives him the only name he knows, while others derisively dub him Peter No-Name. Eventually, Peter finds employment in a Montreal tavern where he meets a French voyageur called Boulard who changes his life irrevocably.

Boulard works for fur trader David Thompson, soon to become one of the world's most famous explorers and mapmakers. Thompson is impressed with the teenager and enlists him in his obsessive quest to establish an overland "northwest" passage to the Pacific Ocean via the Columbia River.

With Thompson, Peter embarks on an amazing series of adventures that brings him face to face with hostile Natives and exposes him to the hardships and life-threatening challenges of formidable mountains and primeval forests as the intrepid outdoorsmen canoe, ride, and sled across a continent still largely untouched by European civilization.

Publisher: Toronto : Sandcastle Book, c2007.
ISBN: 9781550026894
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAY


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mapler12 Apr 07, 2009

This book does relate to history because it also includes many real life characters and had a lot of history behind it.

Revolution Apr 02, 2009

Totally Awesome!!!!!! this book has adventure and mystery mixed together. It has alittle history but I am ok with that.

sk Mar 30, 2009

This book just drone on and on with words. The book didn't move fast and I felt like a character was doing the same thing for weeks.

jil14 Mar 30, 2009

This book was boring and the main event passed too quickly. The ending didn't really answer my questions and wasn't very clear

vc_angel Mar 30, 2009

Ugh. This book was SOOOOO boring that I used it to lure me to sleep at night. My least favourite I would say.

Jetta Mar 27, 2009

THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! It teaches you about one exploror. I recomend this book to people who like adventure and a little bit of mystery. It was totally awesome!

Janey Mantione Mar 23, 2009

I agree with you, Lucky! This was the worst book ever. I was debating putting it down after two pages, but I (painfully!) managed to finish it. Complete waste of my time, DON'T READ IT!!!!

DickBavetta9 Mar 23, 2009

I chose this book because it sounded interesting and fun.

lucky Feb 17, 2009

One of the most BORING books I have ever read.

samdog123 Dec 16, 2008

Peter has lost his memory due to a shipwreck. He meets David Thompson, an explorer and mapmaker seeking the Northwest Passage. Very good attention to detail and any junior reader who likes history will enjoy this. On the Forest of Reading list for this year.

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sk Mar 30, 2009

In this book, a young man who has been named Peter, after he gets amnesia sets out on an adventure with a famous explorer. He learns about the hardships of travelling and learns how to survive the wilderness. On his journey he meets many different people and learns to be appreciative of each and every one.


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