Your life as a private on the Lewis and Clark expedition

by Gunderson, Jessica.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 978 G95
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 978 G95
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 978.02 GU
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 978.02 GU
You just tried out for the school play. And who wants the lead part more than anyone? YOU! Imagine setting off to sail crystal-clear rivers all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Going bird-watching. Sleeping beneath the stars. But be careful what you wish for. That might not be the way it was for a private on the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The year is 1804 and you're Private George Shannon, a 17-year-old from Kentucky. Your mission? To join Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and find a route to the Pacific Ocean, following the rivers as closely as possible. Much cooler than simply reading about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, right? The titles in the Way It Was series offer role-playing (in the form of a school play) as an entry point to history. A narrator, who appears on most spreads, speaks directly to the reader, telling him or her how to feel ( you're not scared ) and providing commentary as each crisis mosquitoes! frostbite! presents itself. Sidebars on each page supply the hard facts, while cartoonlike images reflect the playful tone of the main narration. Your Life as a Private on the Lewis and Clark Expedition means facing the brutal winter at Fort Mandan and coming face-to-face with grizzly bears. While the cartoon illustrations can make the Native Americans look stereotypical at times, for the most part, they're lively and engaging. A ton of fun and the closest kids can get (so far) to a time machine.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Way it was (Mankato, Minn.)
Subjects 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.) -- Discovery and exploration.
Publisher North Mankato, MN :Picture Window Books,2013
Contributors Madden, Colleen.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 32) and index.
ISBN 9781404873704 (library binding)
1404873708 (library binding)
9781404877467 (pbk.)
1404877460 (pbk.)
9781404880009 (ebk. PDF)
1404880003 (ebk. PDF)
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