In Search of the Grand Canyon: Down the Colorado with John Wesley Powell

In Search of the Grand Canyon: Down the Colorado with John Wesley Powell

by Mary Ann Fraser
     
 

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On May 24, 1869, Major John Wesley Powell and his nine-man crew set off to explore the unmapped stretches of the Colorado River. Tracking the day-to-day drama of Powell's expedition, author-illustrator Mary Ann Fraser takes us through roaring rapids, terrifying whirlpools, and stunningly beautiful canyons.

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On May 24, 1869, Major John Wesley Powell and his nine-man crew set off to explore the unmapped stretches of the Colorado River. Tracking the day-to-day drama of Powell's expedition, author-illustrator Mary Ann Fraser takes us through roaring rapids, terrifying whirlpools, and stunningly beautiful canyons.

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Children's Literature - Victoria Crenson
On May 24, 1869, Major Powell set out from Green River Station with four wooden boats, ten men, and supplies for ten months. Using the journals and letters of the men as her sources, Fraser follows Powell's hair-raising and near disastrous expedition to navigate and map the then unexplored Colorado River through the dangerous rapids, falls and tortuous water-carved cliffs of the Grand Canyon. She reveals that Powell was a man who understood the importance of the Colorado, a river that today is the "most fought over water system in the world."
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"In 1869, John Wesley Powell led an expedition down the Colorado River.... Fraser places readers in the boats, and does an excellent job of conveying the excitement and dangers of the journey in vivid detail." —School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805055436
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Redfeather Book Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 6.32(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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