My Name Is Yorkby Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)
The boats slip into the water at dawn and the journey begins. Some people think we may find monsters out West. But our leaders, Captain Lewis and Captain Clark, say that is an idea for dreamers. There is no room for dreaming on this journey into the unknown. Still, I dream and I carry my dream within me as we begin our quest to find a waterway to the western sea. I
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Once there were almost no children's books about York, so this one survived and thrived, despite numerous errors. The most glaring is the featured event of York saving Clark, Sacagawea, and Pomp, from a flash flood. This never happened. York showed up later. Anyone who bothered to read the journals would know this book has it wrong. Fortunately there are now several books about York available, all highly accurate.