Synopses & Reviews
Celebrate the Bicentennial anniversary of the landmark expedition of Lewis and Clark with Rhoda Blumberg s award-winning account of this historic event. Now available in an updated package, it will be published alongside the Newbery Honor author s latest book, York s Adventures With Lewis and Clark.
In 1804, the land west of the Mississippi was a vast mystery, thought to be full of monsters and giants. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark didn't find giants, but their odyssey of scientific discovery is unequaled in American history. 1988 ALA Notable Book; "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year; Golden Kite Award. B&W illustrations.
A lively, gritty account of Lewis and Clark's incredible journey west across uncharted North America -- a two-and-a-half year odyssey filled with danger, disappointment, and discovery. "Blumberg's eloquent narrative and meticulous research represents a dramatic blend of history and biography." -- Boston Globe.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139) and index.
About the Author
Rhoda Blumberg has written about the opening of Japan (1853-1854) in Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun,
a Newbery Honor Book, which also won the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Her acclaimed histories also include The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark, The Great American Gold Rush,
and The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook,
all ALA Notable Books. She is the winner of the Washington Post/
Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to nonfiction.
Rhoda Blumberg says that while doing research for Commodore Perry, "I read about the ordeals and strange adventures of Manjiro, then spent years replaying his life story in my mind until I felt impelled to write about him."
The author and her husband, Gerald, live in Yorktown Heights, New York.