Champlain & the Silent One


  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: North Country Books; 1st edition (September 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595310509
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595310507

His tribe calls him Silent One. He hasn’t spoken since his uncle died fighting the Iroquois. But in the winter of 1609, a new language echoes through the north woods. Samuel de Champlain and his Frenchmen speak of friendship and promise to help Silent One’s people fight their enemies. This time, Silent One must join the war party, journey far from home, and find his voice to save his brother and his own spirit.

“Kate Messner’s sense of American history and human nature is as strong as her clear, evocative prose. Her multicultural cast of characters truly comes alive in this wonderful little novel that gives one of the best pictures I’ve yet seen of that period of early contact.”

~Joseph Bruchac, Award-Winning Author

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  • By Adirondack Life Blog Archive » Required Reading on November 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    […] also enthusiastic about Jo­seph Bruchac’s young adult novels and Kate Messner’s Champlain and the Silent One (2008), a historical adventure for tweens. For darker tastes, Thill suggests Pagan Time: An […]

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