Seaman: The Dog Who Explored The West With Lewis & Clark [NOOK Book]

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It is 1804 - a historic year in America - the year that Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery set out for their now-legendary exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, departing St. Louis to travel across the country to the Pacific Ocean and back. In this fictionalized biography of the journey based upon the journals of Lewis, Clark, and other members of the team, an unheralded member of the Corps, Seaman, a 150-pound Newfoundland dog, is introduced to young historians. Seaman travels the long ...
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Overview

It is 1804 - a historic year in America - the year that Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery set out for their now-legendary exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, departing St. Louis to travel across the country to the Pacific Ocean and back. In this fictionalized biography of the journey based upon the journals of Lewis, Clark, and other members of the team, an unheralded member of the Corps, Seaman, a 150-pound Newfoundland dog, is introduced to young historians. Seaman travels the long journey with the Corps, serving a key role in the expedition's success, catching and retrieving game, and protecting the expedition team from wild animals and hostile Indians. Come along with Lewis, Clark, the Corps of Discovery, and Seaman as they meet Sacagawea who joins the expedition; form friendships with several Indian tribes; survive near-death encounters; grizzly bear attacks; and buffalo bull stampedes through the camp; cross the Continental Divide; overcome the wounding of their seemingly fearless leader, Meriwether Lewis; rejoice as they return to civilization in 1806.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561456123
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 381,082
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gail Langer Karwoski taught third- and fourth-grade students for many years. She received a BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MA from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Georgia.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
1 A Duck, a Dog, and a Deal 1
2 Getting Ready 7
3 The Journey Begins 21
4 A Deserter and a Death 28
5 Sioux Territory 37
6 Winter among the Indians 51
7 Perils in Paradise 67
8 Guard Dog and Backpacker 78
9 Searching for the Shoshone 89
10 The Starving Time 102
11 Ocean in View! Oh, the Joy! 115
12 A Soggy Winter 129
13 Heading Home 145
14 Blackfeet and Bad Luck 159
15 Wilderness Farewell 173
Author's Note and Resources 181
Acknowledgments 189
Maps 190
About the Author 193
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  • Posted January 22, 2009

    Seaman

    <><><><><><><><> One day a man named Mr. Hanson was walking with his dog and he notices a city person. That city person was shooting at some ducks on the river. When the hunter gets one Mr. Hanson tells the dog to go and get it. Obediently the dog does and retrieves the duck. Mr. Hanson tells the dog to give the duck to the hunter. The dog does but the hunter is very mad. He says ¿What is the meaning of this sir? Why did you send your dog to snatch the duck I just shot?¿<BR/><><><><><><><><> ¿Thought we¿d save you a dunk in the river to get your bird!¿ Said Mr. Hanson. The man then tells the dog to give him his duck. After a while of talking they get to know each other better and Mr. Hanson finds out that the hunter is Meriwether Lewis and he is on direct orders from none other than the president Jefferson himself. He is there in Pittsburg to get a keelboat to take it to the Pacific Ocean. Mr. Hanson just laughs and tells him that he can never make it to the Pacific Ocean. But Lewis has other plans, he wants to take the dog with him on the journey. Mr. Hanson says that he is not for sale but he has a litter of pups coming in the fall but Lewis cant wait that long. But after some reasoning he tells Lewis that he will sell him for ¿twenty dollars and not a penny less!¿<BR/><><><><><><><><> Lewis then reaches for his purse and gives the man twenty dollars rite there on the spot. After he counted the money, Mr. Hanson hands over the rope to the dog. When Mr. Hanson is leaving, Lewis remembers an important question, ¿One thing more, sir,¿ Lewis called after him. ¿What name does this dog answer to?¿<BR/>¿Seaman,¿ Hanson replied slowly. Then he shrugged, a grin spreading across his face. ¿I named him Seaman ¿cause I knew he¿d be going to sea!¿<BR/><><><><><><><><> Seaman always stays by Lewis¿s side everyday all day. He light up the darkest of days and always stayed by the Corps of Discovery¿s side. He brought down the biggest of beasts like a buffalo, to the smallest like squirrels and rabbits. He even faced a giant grizzly bear.<BR/><><><><><><><><> Seaman is an excellent book. It has some drama and even some suspense. It is a good book to read up on some history about our country. Also you can learn about Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2008

    WOW OMG

    I think this book tells the reader what is going on at this time period. I think it is a very exciting book and I could not put it down!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2004

    A reader

    Outstanding, I would highly recomend this book to anybody studying The Lewis and Clark expedition, whether its for home-schooling, public school or just for fun or hobby.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2003

    I couldn't put the book down

    Seaman sounds like a very smart energetic dog who loves to explore. He's alot like me and i think captain lewis was lucky to have found such a wonderful dog. And i surley wish i could have a dog like Seaman around here for sure. And to all you readers I highly recomend this boook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    Excelent Book

    This book was a great story. I liked the way it turned out how seaman stayed with one of the crew members. I thought it was a good way to end the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2000

    Seaman, both man's best friend and hero

    After learning about the Lewis and Clark expedition in my history class, I found this story very interesting because of how the facts were used in Gail Karwoski's story. She has a talent of describing Seaman's every move that I was able to see the Newfoundland in my mind without the use of any pictures. She brought history back to life and made me feel like I was really there.The book illusrator's detailed pictures made me see how the unexplored land actually looked during the 1800's.I recommend this book to everyone.At my school, we have to read at least 15 'Bluebonnet books' each school year. I hope to see this book elected as one of the required readings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 1999

    This is a wonderful book!

    As an adult, I read this book because the author is a friend of mine. To tell the truth, I enjoyed it tremendously, for a variety of reasons. The writing is sharp and vivid, and Karwoski brings history to living , breathing--daily--life. Because of her attention to fine detail, I also learned a lot--about things like the social norms of the time, the honorable (and delightful) traits of Newfoundland dogs, and the definition/derivation of the term 'dead reckoning.' 'Seaman' is a compelling, dynamic adventure story. I highly recommend it!

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