Marquette and Jolliet

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This biography introduces young readers to the lives of Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette and fur trader Louis Jolliet. The book discusses each man's childhood and education. Readers discover that the Mississippi River is one of North America's most important waterways and that Marquette and Jolliet were the first white men to travel the upper Mississippi River, from the Wisconsin River to the mouth of the Arkansas River. The book introduces how various Native American tribes, such as the Quapaw tribe, helped the explorers. Also explained through engaging text are the lives of Marquette and Jolliet following their Mississippi River journey. Marquette soon died at the mouth of the Pere Marquette River, and Jolliet married, had a family, and continued his work as an explorer and a mapmaker. Full-color photos, an index, a timeline, a map, discussion questions, bold glossary terms, and phonetics accompany easy-to-read text and allow readers to follow Marquette and Jolliet's brave journey.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF025080, JNF007020, JNF051170
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Geography
Copyright 2007
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2007-01-01
ISBN 9781596797451, 9781617848025
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 977
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 112075
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Kristin Petrie