If you have children, could recommend this 1941 book of the same name. I had a 1960's edition which was lent out to a family and the illustration alone were wonderfully depicted of a handcrafted canoe made by a young boy and set adrift upon the melting snow which carried it forth on its journey; mostly through the great lakes.
The story is written by Holling C. Holling and am not sure how easy it will be to purchase. For those not able to do so, in 1966 the National Film Board of Canada produced this story from director Bill Mason - "It was nominated for an Oscar."
Having reconnected with this story just the other day from discussions with a family member, thought it might interest those looking for something different to read with their kids.
Here are the links to the film in three parts. It should be noted that the sound quality is poor, such as a typical 1960's production.