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The great expedition of Lewis and Clark : by Private Reubin Field, member of the Corps of Discovery

by Edwards, Judith, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 917.8 Edw
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction qj F592.7.E38 2003
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj F592.7.E38 2003
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj F592.7.E38 2003
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj F592.7.E38 2003
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 978 EDW 2003
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Summary
A flavorful account to commemorate its bicentennial

In 1803 a young farmer named Reubin Field enlisted for a journey of enormous import. Commissioned by President Jefferson and headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, a "Corps of Discovery" was to make its way through dangerous terrain and harsh conditions to blaze a trail to the Pacific Ocean. Focusing on a lesser-known figure from the Corps, Judith Edwards has imagined what Reubin's voice might have been like, and how he might have told his version of the long journey.

The folksy narrative provides an accessible and entertaining overview of the expedition, and Sally Wern Comport's majestic pictures honor this grand moment in the story of America.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-4. In this picture book for older children, Edwards pulls an actual name (Reubin Field) from the company that Lewis and Clark led on their epic venture, then gives him a voice to explain the expedition's purpose, ruefully recall its hazards, and describe encounters both friendly and hostile with indigenous residents. Children will get a clear sense of both the danger and excitement of the journey, and meet Sacagawea, York, and other historical figures along the way. Though the text is printed in conventional typeface, the pages are designed to evoke those of a private journal, with mostly small, interspersed watercolor or ink pictures of flora, fauna, people, and the occasional landscape. The narrator's undimmed enthusiasm for new sights and experiences lends rare immediacy to his sketchy but coherent overview of the several-thousand-mile journey, giving children not yet up to tackling the plethora of fuller accounts (several of which Edwards lists at the end) a basic outline. --John Peters Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Field, Reubin, -- approximately 1771-1822? -- Travel -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
Field, Reubin, -- approximately 1771-1822? -- Travel.
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806) -- Juvenile literature.
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806)
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Comport, Sally Wern.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0374380392
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