Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale (Hardcover)

A Dog's Tale

By Laurie Myers, Michael Dooling (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 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 is the author of several well-received books for intermediate readers. An avid dog lover, she collaborated on a collection of stories, My Dog, My Hero, with her mother Betsy Byars and sister, Betsy Duffey. Ms. Myers lives with her family in Augusta, Georgia.Michael Dooling has illustrated many books on historical figures including Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. To research Lewis and Clark and Me he spent time with a group that reenacted the Lewis and Clark expedition. He and his family live in Audubon, New Jersey.

Praise For Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale

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