- Age Range: 3 - 7 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 2
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press; First Edition edition (May 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1681340380
- ISBN-13: 978-1681340388
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.2 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sadie Braves the Wilderness Hardcover – May 1, 2017
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PreS-Gr 2—Young Sadie somewhat uneasily describes her family's trip to Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Superior National Forest and their four-day adventure there. After what she declares to be "a hundred hours" of driving past Lake Superior, then a hundred more continuing "deeper and deeper into the woods," Sadie proclaims that her younger brother, Benjamin, is "very scared of the wilderness." They all swim under a roaring waterfall, hike "a dark and twisting forest trail," paddle their canoe on a lake past "a flying dinosaur" (a great blue heron), and are "trapped in [their] tent by a huge storm." Through it all, Sadie encourages Benjamin by warning invisible bears to stay away and holding his hand and expressing her own fears. Large, realistic two-page watercolor scenes show trees, huge rocks, a cascading waterfall, and some indigenous birds and animals (moose, bullfrog, pileated woodpecker). Scattered throughout the pages are some small "photos" taken during the trip. VERDICT This brief introduction to a national park noted for its 1,200 miles of canoe routes and for offering serenity also demonstrates how easily a child's fears of the unknown can be assuaged. Best shared one-on-one to give kids plenty of time to pore over the illustrations.—Susan Scheps, formerly at Shaker Public Library, OH
About the Author
Yvonne Pearson is the author of six nonfiction books for grades two to seven and the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant.
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"Sadie" has several references to specific Minnesota locations (Lake Superior, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Betty's Pies, and more), which would be really fun for children familiar with (or about to visit) those places. However, it also feels like it could be any camping or hiking trip a child has ever taken -- a little scary, a little unfamiliar, exhausting and exhilarating.
I've read this book with my own "Sadie", and we can't wait for our next camping trip!
The story is told with grace and skill, tackling many of the "fears" of such a trip. And it is so fun to have Sadie, the older sister be the brave adventurer...even though we know she's grateful her brother is a long.
Lovely written family story. Beautifully illustrated.