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Children's LiteratureThe lives of the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are examined in this book in the "Fact Finders Biographies" series. Chapter one, "Two Rivers," describes how Lewis and Clark determined which direction to go when they got to the Missouri River. Chapter two, "Men of Courage," describes the early lives and military careers of the two men. Chapter three, "Looking West," explains how President Thomas Jefferson wanted to find a Northwest Passage, a water route across North America. Jefferson asked Lewis and Clark to explore the land, the Louisiana Purchase, recently acquired from France. Chapter four, "The Journey West Begins," describes the journey to the Pacific Northwest and the realization that a Northwest Passage does not exist. Chapter five, "After the Journey," describes Lewis and Clark's lives after they returned to East. Chapter six, "Lasting Impact," explains the various plants and animals that Lewis and Clark both named and are named after. Color photographs, maps, picture reproductions, a glossary, and a timeline provide further explanation in this detailed biography. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 8 up.
—Amie Rose Rotruck