Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark (Peachtree Junior Publication)

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6U6.054159
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, and rejoice as they return to civilization in 1806.
Published on March 1, 1999 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756926157
ISBN-13: 9780756926151
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  • AnellyFriday, September 18, 2015 at 12:54 pm
    I loved Lewis Clark and I I thought it told a lot of info and fun things .,
    • GracieFriday, September 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm
      I liked the story because the Indians thought Seamen was a bear and then called Seamen bear dog. It was cool that the Indians gave Lewis and the men three beaver skins. I also like that Seamen caught tons of squirrels and caught some fish.
      • Kaden Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm
        I would like seaman as a pet because he can save my family and friends in storms and he can help with a lot of things.
        • danoobking
          danoobkingFriday, June 6, 2014 at 6:30 am55 stars
          It is AWESOME
          • jashi
            jashiSaturday, July 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm55 stars
            This book is a great way for kids who don't really like history books but like dogs to read a history book. Real drawings from the Lewis and Clark Journal included. This is a really cool book. Boulder, you should read this, knowing you I'm pretty sure you'll like it. ;)