Author: Janine Tougas
Illustrator: Alexis Flower
Genre: Youth novel - ages 10 to 14
Publication date: 2014
*Canadian Best Seller, February 2016
*Approved by Le Centre de leadership et d'évaluation for Ontario’s Department of Education.
Living the life of the voyageurs and travelling the river routes of the fur trade companies from Fort William (now Thunder Bay) to the Red River, 14-year-old Gabriel uses his taste for adventure and his love of nature to overcome personal challenges as well as to inspire those around him.
It is with such a howl that the adventure of a lifetime opens up for Gabriel. Away from school and home for six weeks... Participating in a reality TV show... Living the life of the voyageurs hired by the fur-trading companies from old Fort William (now Thunder Bay) to the trading posts in the West... To succeed at this challenge, 14-year-old Gabriel will need all his personal ressources as well as those of his Anishinaabe and European ancestors.
Playful in its approach and rigorous in its research on the life of the voyageurs, this novel deals with questions of identity, communication and leadership. It is first and foremost a work that will take you on a journey through the turbulent waters of the life of a Métis youth.