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- Author: Gary Paulsen
- Ages: 4-8
- Topic: Animals, Canoeing, Nature,
- Genre: Picture Book, Easy
- In this book we take a quiet canoe ride
on an unnamed northern lake. During this
summer day, we see many examples of the
wonder of nature in and around the water.
You'll find a butterfly, the sunfish, a
snake, and the raccoon as well as many
others. All is very peaceful on this
interesting canoe trip.
Beyond the Book
- Use the Internet Connections below to find
resources needed to complete the following
- Discuss survival in canoe trip emergencies
- Plan your own canoe camping trip. Use the web
sites to plan and make a list of things to take along
- Plan your food menu for a four day canoe trip
- Explore the following sample menu (http://www.clo.com/~mkean/canomenu.html).
Do you think it sounds good or bad? Why?
- Where in the world would you like to canoe?
Explore the paddling page for ideas about where to
Choose a lake somewhere in North America. Learn about
the lake and locate it on the map. Use mapquest
to find out how far the lake is from your town.
- On one of the pages, you can see a reflection off
the lake. Look at your reflection in some water. Use
outside light or a light over a tub of water to see
how reflections are made. Draw a picture with a
- Listen to music that reminds you of the water on a
- Make a list of the plants and animals you see on
the book including fish, frogs, water bugs, mallards,
deer, fox, raccoon, snake, dragonfly, badger,
butterfly, and the blue heron. Use the Internet
to find out more about this plant or animal. Create a
bulletin board of a lake containing these elements.
Put information on the bulletin board.
- Create a canoe mobile showing the history of
- Make a poster showing other good summer
- Internet Connections
- History of Canoeing in Canada
- Indians and the canoe
- How to choose a canoe
- Author and Book
- Explore information about the author of the
- Official Paulsen Web Site
- Paulsen Pages
Read other books by the same author:
- Brian's Winter
- Call Me Frances Tucket
- The Crossing
- Danger On Midnight River
- Escape From Fire Mountain
- Mr. Tuckett
- The Rifle
- The River
- The Winter Room
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