As a gradeschooler, we were made to watch a film one day. Chapter 19. Chapter 18. Home. Paddle-to-the-sea (Book) : Holling, Holling Clancy : A 1942 Caldecott Honor Book A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. This is an outstanding look at the Canadian wilderness; and the journey of the boat of as much a symbol of the human condition as anything Shakespeare penned. Chapter 9. Chapter 21. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Chapter 16. Screen grab from Paddle to the Sea, a film about an indigenous boy who carves a canoe and a man sitting in it, and sends it down from Lake Nipigon in the hope it will get to the ocean. Summary. Paddle to the Sea is a film released in 1966 about a wooden toy canoe with an Indian. Search this site. Chapter 1. The film was a labor of love for Mason. The film opens with a little Canadian boy carving the canoe, painting it, and then placing it on a snow-covered hill. Chapter 10 . Chapter 17. This is Room 404's summary of Holling Clancy Holling's book Paddle to the Sea. Paddle to the Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region. Plot Summary Paddle to the Sea is a historical fictional book describing the travels of a wooden carved Indian. For instance, the figure getting caught in a sawmill on its journey is an entirely plausible occurrence for the time. That film changed my outlook on life significantly. Chapter 4. Chapter 7. Of course, that film was "Paddle to the Sea." “Paddle to the Sea” is the ultimate passive protagonist: whittled by a young boy from a piece of pine and carrying an expertly carved Native American figure, the foot-long form glides and floats with the whims of nature, its face ever smiling, even when encased in wintry ice. Paddle-to-the-Sea . Chapter 14. Chapter 5. Chapter 15. Chapter 20. Chapter 12. He hopes that when the snow melts, the canoe will flow to a creek, move into a river, and float all the way to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence River. Paddle-to-the–Sea, the famous canoe and paddler immortalized in Holling C. Holling’s classic story about a native boy in the Lake Superior headlands that carves and paints a model canoe inscribed with the instructions, “I am paddle to the sea. Since all the events in the story could realistically have happened in the historical American waterways. The film Paddle to the Sea, based on this book, was produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 1966, directed by Bill Mason.It was nominated for an Oscar.. Paddle-to-the-Sea is a 1941 children's book, written and illustrated by American author/artist Holling C. Holling.It was recognized as a Caldecott Honor Book in 1942.. Chapter 11. Chapter 22. Chapter 3. Chapter 8. Chapter 2. Chapter 13. Chapter 6. Plot summary.