The Incredible Escape (The Adventures of Radisson) (Paperback)
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Other Books in Series
Based on true events, this novel recounts the early history of North America in modern accessible language. The third installment of the series continues Radisson’s adventures with the Jesuits and the Iroquois. Radisson’s skills in diplomacy are tested, as he tempers the ardour of the Jesuits and calms the arrogant and distrustful French traders, and cultivates friendships with the Iroquois who favour peace. Courage, diplomacy, love, and conspiracy make for an action-packed adventure in a little-known past.
About the Author
Martin Fournier is a historian and the author of several books, including the Adventures of Radisson series. He is a former history professor at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and the recipient of the Governor General’s Award. He lives in Quebec City, Quebec. Peter McCambridge is an award-winning translator. He holds an MA from Cambridge University and lives in Quebec City.
"Author Martin Fournier, a historian whose specialty is Pierre-Esprit Radisson, has endeavoured to bring to modern young adult readers an essential component of Canadian history, and his description of a world over 300 years ago is to be commended... It should be a gripping tale." —Resource Links
"Fournier is recognized as a specialist on this historic figure whom he has brought to life in his three young adult novels . . . The author skilfully blends action with information about the Eastern woodland natives' way of life, including their political arrangements . . . Fournier presents both the Iroquois and the French points of view fairly. The characters are well drawn . . . Highly Recommended." —Ruth Latta, umanitoba.ca