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The Red Pirogue--A Tale of Adventure in the Canadian Wilds

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Title:The Red Pirogue--A Tale of Adventure in the Canadian Wilds
Author:
Roberts, (George Edwards) Theodore Goodridge   
(4 of 5 for author by title)
Tom Akerley--His Adventures in the Tall Timber and at Gaspard’s Clearing on the Indian River
Northland Lyrics
Illustrator:
Merrill, Frank Thayer   
Published:   1924
Publisher:L. C. Page & Company
Tags:adventure, Canadiana, fiction, juvenile
Description:

The mysterious appearance of an apparently abandoned little girl inspires a search for her father, who’s been accused of murder and gone missing in the Canadian outback.

A red pirogue, a long canoe, delivers 11-year-old Marion Sherwood to the O’Dell family, who take her in and make her a place of safety in the Canadian woods. Who would follow, steal the pirogue and set it on fire? This question, and the mystery of Marion’s missing father, accused of murder and pursued by the law, are confronted by young Tom O’Dell who pieces events and clues together like a back woods sleuth. This is a classic wilderness adventure, told in a brisk, clear style and replete with a dangerous river journey, misguided lawmen, loyal friends and even more loyal dogs. The author finds an emotional heart in his tale as the characters discover their best natures brought out by standing by one other and protecting Marion. - Google Books. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Roberts, (George Edwards) Theodore Goodridge

Theodore Goodridge Roberts (1877-1953) was a Canadian writer who specialized in adventure and romance. In his early career he worked as a journalist and an editor. He worked for a New York weekly called the Independent which sent him as a special correspondent to cover the Spanish-American War in 1898. He was editor of The Newfoundland Magazine for three years and he experienced much of the area's outport life and culture. He travelled widely and used these experiences to write his books. He came from a literary family including his brother, Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman, a cousin. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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