The Adventures of Philippe—A Story of Old Quebec

by Gwendolyn Bowers
Rated 4.6 out of 5

Worth the shelf space

Rated 5 out of 5
October 29, 2021

Absolutely loved this book!

My kids 4&7 thought it was great it spurred a lot of great conversations! There are a few parts that are a bit violent (nothing bad but it nice to know if reading to young children so you can edit if needed). I Love how it ends and the relationship Philippe has with Chikagou! After borrowing my sisters copy I had to buy my own. Worth the shelf space!

Brooke Layton

Interesting read!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 24, 2021

I definitely recommend this story. It teaches you a couple different things; like how to make syrup and candy. I like that the boy was good and didn’t do anything bad. One of my favorite parts is when the Iroquois attack a brick house and they talk about the defenses they used to protect themselves. I also like the ending when the parents aren’t sure if they have found their son. I would read this book again. (Book review from 10 year old boy.)


I recommend this book.

Rated 4 out of 5
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)


Rated 5 out of 5
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!

Rated 5 out of 5
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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Level 5

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

Available on Audible

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