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Author Name:    EATON, Sara SMITH, Merle ADAMS, Charles

Title:   Moccasin and Cross. in dustjacket

Publisher:    Copp Clark Publishing Co. Limited, Vancouver / Toronto / Montreal, 1959, 

Seller ID:   101493

EATON, Sara. Moccasin and Cross. Illustratons and cover design by Merle Smith. Map by Charles Adams. Vancouver / Toronto / Montreal : Copp Clark Publishing Co. Limited, (1959). Pp (6),vii,(1),1-181,(3). Illustrated. Map. 8vo,grey cloth, red lettering to spine, red vignettes to front board. A juveni le novel. "Young Jean is oniy twelve when he accompanies Father Jogues and a small band of Huron Indians up the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers to father Brebeuf's Christion missions to the Hurons at Ossossané. Through young Jean, the reader is caught up in the fearsome tale of valiant voyageurs braving the savage Iroquois menace along the St. Lawrence in the early days of New France to bring supplies to the lonely outpost of Ste Marie in Huronia.From the moment the Iroquois menace leaps from the printed page to the fin al flight of the embattled remnants of the once proud and mighty Huron Indians, Moccasin and Cross carries the reader down an exciting path of high adventure. Readers will appreciate Jean's wild panic when he wakes early one morning to hear the chilling war cries ot the dread Iroquois warriors as they swarm over the flimsy defences of the little mission at St. Ignace in a surprise raid at dawn; they will excite to the description of young Jean's Indian friend, Tondakhra, fleeing an Iroquois war party in an effort to warn the other Huron villages of the Iroquois presence; they will warm to the dignified bravery of men like Father Brebeuf, Father Jogues, Chief Arenio, and the chief's son, Tondakhra. Here is a tale to delignt the most criticaljuvenile reader whose love of high adventure yarns is never satisfied. Ind eed, it's a dandy tale." (from the dj). Very good in edgeworn and torn dustjacket. 15.00


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