Louis, Fils des Prairies is the French language edition of Louis, Son of the Prairies about the early life of Métis leader, Louis Riel. Told in a fictionalized series of anecdotes, the book attempts to provide students with an account of a Métis child's life in mid-nineteenth century western Canada. Louis Riel's early influences and activities as a Métis child growing up in the St. Boniface Red River Settlement are told in a series of dialogues. The reader learns about childhood games, friendships, the buffalo hunt, Red River flood, and the fur trade. Numerous references to other individuals in the Métis community of Red River appear frequently. Two maps and simple drawings add additional information to the early life of Louis Riel. The book is useful for grade 8 history students studying the Métis and the development of western Canada.