In the early 1700s, twelve-year-old Suzette, an Ojibwa-French girl, hopes that her father will win the fur-trapping contest so that he can quit being a voyageur and stay with his family year-round, but when he is accused of stealing, Suzette must use her knowledge of both French and Ojibwa ways to find the real thief.
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This book naturally incorporates many details of daily life in the mid-1700's in northern WI. It also teaches a lesson in not teasing and acceptance of differences, and has a very determined, observant, and intelligent girl as heroine. Fortunately my son doesn't mind stories with different gender protagonists, as long as the story itself is interesting.