Father Rene Menard was a brave man of God. He was smart and determined. Educated at many of the finest schools in France, he came to the wilds of present-day Canada as a missionary to the Native Americans. What an exciting - and often scary - life! These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.