Lewis and Clark Expedition

Lewis and Clark Expedition

by John Perritano
     
 

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How long did it take Lewis and Clark to complete their journey?

It took them more than two years to get from St. Louis, Missouri, to Oregon, and back again.

Inside, You'll Find:

How Lewis and Clark's voyage opened the door for people to move west;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and the animals that Lewis and Clark saw during their trip;

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How long did it take Lewis and Clark to complete their journey?

It took them more than two years to get from St. Louis, Missouri, to Oregon, and back again.

Inside, You'll Find:

How Lewis and Clark's voyage opened the door for people to move west;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and the animals that Lewis and Clark saw during their trip;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather N. Kolich
Colorful and animated by a rollicking font and lively marginal notes, this "True Book" title examines the historic journey that opened the American west to settlement. The five chapters outline President Jefferson's interest in learning what lay beyond the Mississippi River, some of the challenges and difficulties that the Corps of Discovery encountered during the expedition, introduce readers to a few of the Native American tribes and individuals who helped them along the way, their arrival at the Pacific Ocean, and the lasting effects their journey had on the nation. Bountiful illustrations include sketches from the journals of Corps of Discovery members, maps, photographs of tools they used, and paintings from private and museum collections. Special pages provide information about Sacagawea as well as the variety of animals the corps documented during the journey. A "True Statistics" page near the end pulls details of the expedition into concise numbers. Particularly interesting is the inventory of supplies and gifts the corps took with them. A glossary provides definitions for new words introduced in bold letters in the text, some with pronunciation guides. The end matter also includes sources for more information and an index. Reviewer: Heather N. Kolich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531212455
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Scholastic True Book Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
341,047
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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