Written by: Jacqueline Kelly

Illustrated by: Stan Gadziola

Appropriate for ages: 8-12

 This story takes place in Matane, Quebec. It is early spring, and Marco sets out for a hike with his father in the national park where his father is a forest ranger.  In the course of the  walk, Marco learns a lot about the forest animals and the importance of protecting the environment. Towards the end of the hike, he is in for a very big surprise.

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