King of Algonquin Park


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The old trapper and the young woman from the city spar over their very different lifestyles in King of Algonquin Park by Paton Lodge Lindsey.

She wanted to learn more about trapping and living off the land; he was her father’s best friend and was willing to oblige. Neither was aware that they had begun a long road to romance. Along the way, the author learns how to make her own canoe; how to tell when a beaver house is occupied; which mushrooms are edible; and many other useful ways and means to live without supermarkets and big box stores.

She also learns that trapping is actually a good way to cull animal populations that could become threatening to each other if they were left to nature. The traps are humane, and the trapper is careful to trap only mature animals. The book ends with a wonderful Scottish wedding in which the trapper wears a kilt . . . just that once.

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Author’s other titles:
The King’s Ransom: More from the King of Algonquin Park
The Royal Reprobate

What readers are saying about King of Algonquin Park:

“A friend of mine gifted me a copy of your book King of Algonquin Park and my adventure began. Every chapter stands on its own and you captures the vivacious spirit of your subject with  humour and clarity. I so enjoyed reading this story. It was set up in such an educational manner, and as a reader my mind never wandered away from content.  At times I thought this book belongs in a grade five classroom, perhaps in chapter books. Oh how it would capture the spirit of many a northern school and the hidden spirit of many a child in a southern school. I would read these chapters to my grandchildren had they not turned into adults. This is hands on adventure. I learned so  much about life in the north and survival challenges. Thank you for your effort. This is a wonderful contribution to our Canadian culture.” – D. Cutting, Saskatoon

“Biography of an interesting man who lived off the land in Ontario from an early age. The story starts when he is around 9 years old, I believe, maybe a bit younger. His love of the land and its bounty shine through. This is written through the eyes of a young woman who shared his life. Trapping skills and living in the wild are thoroughly covered. The lineage of the woodsman is probably more interesting to Canadian readers. All in all an interesting read.” – M. Johnson

“Very entertaining to the outdoor person who seeks the past. So much to learn from this book. Hard to put down.” – M. Mousel




Additional information

Weight .495 kg
Dimensions 24.4 × 19.5 × 2.40 cm


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