Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, Evangeline, tells the story of two young people deported from Acadia just before they are to be married and their lifelong search to be reunited. First published in 1847, the poem has been important to Acadian identity ever since.
In Evangeline for Young Readers, the tragic story of Evangeline and Gabriel is recounted to a new generation. In simple prose true to Longfellow’s poem, Hélène Boudreau describes the utopian village of Grand-Pré where Evangeline grows up, the traumatizing Deportation, and Evangeline’s relentless search across America for her true love.Author: Hélène Boudreau
Illustrator: Patsy MacKinnon
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Publishing Date: April 3rd, 2013
# of Pages: 38