Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Paperback
Period: 19th century America, Pioneer Life; Non-fiction
A Landmark Book
In 1803, at President Jefferson's request, Captains Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery set out to explore beyond the newly purchased land of the Louisiana Territory to the western end of the continent. By the time the Corps returned years later, everyone believed they were dead--killed by bears, attacked by Indians, or fallen victims to a rough country. But the men had survived and with their long journey, they staked a claim to the West for the new country, America.
Other Landmark Books:
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House, American Revolution, Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia, California Gold Rush, Genghis Khan and Mongul Hordes, Gettysburg, Joan of Arc, Landing of the Pilgrims, Leonardo da Vinci, The Magna Charta (used with the Beautiful Feet curriculum), The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, The Pioneers Go West, The Story of Thomas A. Edison, The Vikings, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, and The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation.