Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark

A Prairie Dog for the President

By Shirley-Raye Redmond; John Manders (Illustrator); S. Redmond

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375811203, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2003


In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sends Lewis and Clark out west to explore. He tells them to make maps. He tells them to draw pictures and collect plants. Most importantly, he tells them to send presents! What kind of present is good enough for a president? Beginning readers will truly enjoy reading about this fun and little-known slice of American history.

About the Author

JOHN MANDERS has illustrated more than a dozen award-winning books for children, including Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit his website at www.johnmanders.com.