Lewis and Clark and Me

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Lewis and Clark and Me

A Dog's Tale

By Laurie Myers; Michael Dooling (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805063684, 80pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2002


A dog's account of one of the most extraordinary expeditions of all time.

""Dog and man can fit together like no others do. Lewis and I had that fit...."

"How did we get that close? I think the wilderness had something to do with it. Lewis and I would have been close anywhere, but the wilderness brought out the best in both of us. We were made for that territory.""

In 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on a journey to explore the vast territory of the United States west of the Mississippi River. Accompanying Lewis and Clark and their team of explorers through this uncharted wilderness was Lewis' dog Seaman.

"Lewis and Clark and Me "is Seaman's story. From his first meeting with Lewis, to being mistaken for a bear by Indians who had never seen such a large dog, to his encounters with wild animals both familiar and unfamiliar, Seaman's tales are filled with the joys of companionship and the tingling excitement of adventure.

Seaman's stories are based information provided in the explorers' journals. The book include many of these direct quotes from the original text as well as a detailed map showing the highlights of this amazing expedition.

About the Author
Laurie Myers comes from a writing family: both her mother, Betsy Byars, and her sister, Betsy Duffey, write children's books. Laurie's two previous books for Clarion are EARTHQUAKE IN THE THIRD GRADE and GUINEA PIGS DON'T TALK. She lives in Augusta, Georgia.

Michael Dooling has illustrated numerous books for children. Among them are "George Washington: A Picture Book Biography" by James Cross Giblin, O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories", and "Lewis and Clark and Me" by Laurie Myers. He lives in Audubon, New Jersey, with his wife, Jane, and her daughters, Rachel and Lisa.

Praise For Lewis and Clark and Me

A 2004-2005 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List selectionAn IRA Teachers' Choice for 2003

International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice List 2003

International Reading Association Parent’s Choice List 2003

Michigan Great Lakes’ Children’s Book Award - Honor Book

Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award Master List

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Master List

Arizona Young Readers’ Award Master List

Oregon’s Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Master List 

West Virginia Children's Book Award Master List  

Florida Sunshine State Young Reader Award Master List

Nevada Young Readers Award Master List  

Texas Christian Schools Association-Children’s Crown Award Master List