Synopses & Reviews
Born the runt of his litter and gambled away to a rusty old river man, the Newfoundland pup Seaman doesnt imagine his life will be marked by any kind of glory. But when he meets Captain Meriwether Lewis, Seaman finds himself on a path that will make history. Lewis is setting off on his landmark search for the Northwest Passage, and he takes Seaman along. Sharing the curiosity and spirit of his new master, the intrepid dog proves himself a valuable companion at every turn. Part history, part scienceand all adventurethis is the thrilling tale of Americas greatest journey of discovery.
Includes an authors note and a readers guide.
Fresh and original.”Publishers WeeklyAction and adventure abound . . . [An] entertaining introduction to an episode of American history rarely celebrated in fiction.”School Library Journal
Told from the point of view of a dog that accompanies Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the Pacific Northwest, Smith puts a unique spin on one of America's greatest journeys of discovery.
The Lewis and Clark expedition, seen through the eyes of a remarkable dog
About the Author
has written many books for children and young adults, including Peak
and Zachs Lie,
an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. He lives outside Portland, Oregon.