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Trouble at Fort Lapointe (American Girl History Mysteries #7)

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A 2001 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Children's Mystery!

Suzette Choudoir has spent each of her twelve summers at La Pointe Island on Lake Superior, where Ojibwe people camp by the French fur-trade fort. It is 1732 and if her papa wins the trappers' competition, the prize will let him stay with his Ojibwe family year-round instead of wintering in far-off Montréal

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Paperback, 163 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by American Girl (first published January 1st 1999)
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Rebecca
Apr 01, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
The year is 1732. Twelve-year-old Suzette is a part of two worlds - her father is a French fur trapper and her mother an Ojibwe Indian. Every winter her father has to leave the family's home on Lake Superior and journey to far-off Montreal. However, if he can come up with enough money to pay off his contract, he will be allowed to remain with his family year-round. To that end, he has entered himself in a fur trapping competition; whoever traps the most pelts wins. Suzette is positive her father ...more
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Jan 15, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is about a girl named Suzette Chaoudoir, who is part French, part Ojibwe Indian. Her father is a trapper and has entered a contest about who can get the most skins. If he loses, he would have to spend time away from his family, working with other trappers.

Things start off bad when the canoes he and Suzette are transporting the furs in leak after someone sabotages them. Things get worse when her father is suspected of stealing some furs and it looks like their entire family could end
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Nov 27, 2012 storystereo rated it it was amazing
Ahhh. Finally got around to finishing it!

I thought it was really good. It was simple, but not dumbed down or anything. And it was a really interesting time and place to read about! I quite enjoyed it. The mystery was good, too, and was wrapped up well. The ending felt very complete, which is great in such a story. I didn't see that ending coming--which for me, makes it all the better. It was fresh, original.

(That's all I can come up with for right now. It doesn't totally sum up my feelings, but
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This is a very good book with a fascinating time period. I really enjoyed this book. It was a very interesting and good read. It was very well-written - another good History Mystery by Kathleen Ernst!
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Feb 20, 2014 Beka rated it it was amazing
I really love this series, stories of young girls who learn important life lessons, make friends, and teach the readers about history. Another nice story.
Steph
Not bad, a little longer than the original American girls collection, but still not the greatest thing I've ever read.
Miss Clark
Apr 05, 2009 Miss Clark rated it liked it
Interesting read. Nice portrayal of the Ojibwe tribe, native to my state, so this was a favorite for State History lit. projects for my family.
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I grew up in Maryland, in a house full of books! Both of my parents were avid readers, thank goodness. Before we traveled to a new area, my librarian-mom used to bring home historical novels set in that place. It was a great way to get excited about history.

I began writing stories when I was maybe 10 or 11. At 15 I wrote my first novel; I sold my first novel to a publisher 20 years later! Writing
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