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Title:
Life in New France
Author:
Gillis, Jennifer Blizin, 1950-
Publication Information:
Chicago : Heinemann Library, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
Summary:
An overview of everyday life from 1639-1760 in New France, an area which included parts of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Quebec, as well as parts of several states in what is now the United States.
Language:
English
Contents:
New France -- A harsh land -- Servants and wives -- Jobs in New France -- Native Americans -- Life in the country -- Life in town -- Religious life -- Clothes -- Home life -- Children and school -- Food -- Britain attacks -- New France today.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.4 0.5 72453.
ISBN:
9781403437990

9781403442864
Format :
Book

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Summary

This book tells about the daily life of people in New France from 1639 to 1760. New France was made up of three colonies in North America: Canada, Acadia, and Louisiana. The colonies were founded by the European country of France, starting in the early 1660s. This book deals mainly with the colony of Canada, which was the area of land around the St. Lawrence River Valley. Its three biggest towns were Quebec, Montreal, and Three Rivers. We have illustrated the book with paintings and drawings from colonial times and with artists' ideas of how things looked then.


Summary

This book tells about the daily life of people in New France from 1639 to 1760. New France was made up of three colonies in North America: Canada, Acadia, and Louisiana. The colonies were founded by the European country of France, starting in the early 1660s. This book deals mainly with the colony of Canada, which was the area of land around the St. Lawrence River Valley. Its three biggest towns were Quebec, Montreal, and Three Rivers. We have illustrated the book with paintings and drawings from colonial times and with artists' ideas of how things looked then.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Straightforward and easy to read, these books describe various aspects of Colonial life, including work, home, and school, and offer brief, simplified discussions of the political climate of the time. While some historical detail may be glossed over for readability, general outlines are accurate. Amsterdam covers the period 1624-1664 and Boston, 1760-1773. France covers the period 1639-1760 in Canada, Acadia, and Louisiana and deals largely with life in the first of these colonies, the land around the St. Lawrence River Valley. Full spreads focus on particular topics and include sidebars as well as captioned, color and black-and-white illustrations. Helpful maps and time lines at the beginning of the books give context and background to the material that follows. A picture and brief description of the area as it is today offer readers a way to connect the past and present. The writing and content are geared toward the younger end of the spectrum, but some reluctant readers will find these titles helpful and relevant. Similar information is covered in "The Library of the Thirteen Colonies" (PowerKids).-Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Straightforward and easy to read, these books describe various aspects of Colonial life, including work, home, and school, and offer brief, simplified discussions of the political climate of the time. While some historical detail may be glossed over for readability, general outlines are accurate. Amsterdam covers the period 1624-1664 and Boston, 1760-1773. France covers the period 1639-1760 in Canada, Acadia, and Louisiana and deals largely with life in the first of these colonies, the land around the St. Lawrence River Valley. Full spreads focus on particular topics and include sidebars as well as captioned, color and black-and-white illustrations. Helpful maps and time lines at the beginning of the books give context and background to the material that follows. A picture and brief description of the area as it is today offer readers a way to connect the past and present. The writing and content are geared toward the younger end of the spectrum, but some reluctant readers will find these titles helpful and relevant. Similar information is covered in "The Library of the Thirteen Colonies" (PowerKids).-Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

New France
A harsh land
Servants and wives
Jobs in New France
Native Americans
Life in the country
Life in town
Religious life
Clothes
Home life
Children and school
Food
Britain attacks
New France today
New Francep. 4
A Harsh Landp. 6
Servants and Wivesp. 8
Jobs in New Francep. 10
Native Americansp. 12
Life in the Countryp. 14
Life in Townp. 16
Religious Lifep. 18
Clothesp. 20
Home Lifep. 22
Children and Schoolp. 24
Foodp. 26
Britain Attacksp. 28
New France Todayp. 30
Glossaryp. 31
More Books to Readp. 31
Indexp. 32