SEVEN BRAVE COMPANIONS by Adele Gutman Nathan

SEVEN BRAVE COMPANIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A short, sympathetic portrayal of Joliet and Marquette and the trip they made down the Mississippi to find a passageway to the east for New France. An easy narrative, typically idealistic in tone, first gives quick pictures of their two separate boyhoods-French Marquette and his yearning to go to preach in the new world-Canadian Joliet who was given the opportunity to study in France before returning to duties as a discoverer. The events of their journey, now taken by most as the first made by white men, are reliably reported, exciting in themselves, but the telling is unoriginal- an uninspired product of the research that must have entered into it.

Publisher: Aladdin