Selected by the NCSS/CBC Joint Commitee as a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
Synopses & Reviews
This exciting and sometimes humorous look at a remarkable episode in American history is told by the actual words of Lewis and Clark as they describe their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Excerpts from Clark's journal recreates their adventures--from hostile terrain and helpful Indians to boating disasters and encounters with grizzly bears. Full-color illustrations.
"Schanzer's account of the 1804-1805 journey has colorful, action-filled pictures, and a text drawn from the actual journals and letters written by Lewis and Clark and members of the expedition....a fine introduciton to one of the most exciting chapters in American history." School Library Journal, starred review
"This outstanding picture book is a must-have for anyone with an interst in American history." Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Schanzer often breaks up the page into a series of vignettes with captions, effectively covering many of their experiences in a small space. Her drawings include portraits of the members of the expedition and other details that make an already authentic text all the richer." Kirkus Reviews
Appealing art and descriptive text bring Lewis and Clark alive for young adventurers. Carefully chosen text from Lewis and Cark's actual journals opens a fascinating window into this country's exciting history.
About the Author
Rosalyn Schanzer is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for young people. An avid photographer and Masters swimmer, she has swam with sharks in Belize, hiked through the jungles of Ecuador and in the rain forests of the Amazon River basin, investigated Inca history at Machu Picchu, climbed the Andes, and helped sail a famous boat from Bermuda to Boston. She lives in Virginia with her husband and when not painting or researching her next book, Roz is available for school visits. To learn more about Rosalyn Schanzer, visit www.rosalynschanzer.com