The Adventures of Philippe–A Story of Old Quebec

by Gwendolyn Bowers

I recommend this book.

4.0 rating
November 13, 2020

I finished this book and thought it was good. I liked the description because I could see what was going on in my mind. I also liked how it ended.

Ethan W (12yo)


5.0 rating
September 11, 2020

I bought this from audible. My 7 year old listened to it 3 times within a week. He loves it. I wish the reader would have pronounced the French words correctly, but story was good. I would buy it again.


Engaging adventure story!

5.0 rating
February 11, 2020

My 10 & 11 yos just finished this book. My 10 yo daughter gave me a detailed, animated narrative and said she really liked it because “it was so interesting”! My 11 yo son says it was really good and fun to read. I read it awhile back and remember enjoying it as well. It is well written and I enjoyed learning more about the historical backdrop of 17th century Quebec while following an exciting story.


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5.0 rating
February 3, 2020

I enjoyed reading this book. It has line-drawing illustrations throughout that added a lot of context to the story. I thought it was nice that the main character develops a friendship with the Native Americans and learns that stereotypes are most often not true. I really enjoyed the happy ending, too. ~Kathryn (age 11)

Kathryn W.

Some Good Historical Context

3.0 rating
December 16, 2019

The book is a slower story but contains some good historical context and information. However, it was disappointing to see that the word savages used to describe the First Nations was kept in this version of the book.

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In the 17th century, a boy named Philippe travels from France to seek his father in the New World. Things do not go as planned, and Philippe finds himself in Quebec with no money and no idea where his father is. How will Philippe survive? How will he find his father? Follow the courageous steps of this young hero as he makes friends, learns about life in the harsh New World, and experiences exciting adventures.

“This is the type of excellent historical fiction that is just right for creating strong minds and a love of reading worthwhile books. Boys and girls will love this well-written story of adventure!”—Jenny Phillips

121 pages

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