When was the western United States still a mysterious land? Why was it important to find a water route across the continent? What did the first explorers to the West discover on their way? Take a step back in time and discover the facts behind a groundbreaking adventure: a river-based journey across the American West. Join the Corps of Discovery as they conquer treacherous waters, make peace with Native Americans, ride horseback over mountains, and become national heroes! Find out about the difficulties the expedition faced: the hungry grizzly bears, the terrifying Great Falls, the long, icy winters, and the threat of starvation. Learn more about the wild environment of the West, and the plants and animals the Corps discovered as they boldly paved the way to the Pacific Ocean.
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Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. She also has written picture books and adult nonfiction titles. She has degrees in English literature and library science. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. She loves to read and enjoys helping other readers discover great books. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. She has also written picture books and books for adults. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, ""Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure"" (2011) and ""Can You Survive Storm Chasing?"" (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard. Over the years she has lived in Vermont, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, and North Dakota. She has two grown sons and two granddaughters, who like reading her books. Elizabeth enjoys biking, hiking, reading, andof coursewriting!Review:
This is a chronological description of Lewis and Clarks exploration from the Mississippi River to the west coast. I thought this was very well organized and thorough. The text is broken up into short sections with headings and illustrations/maps on each --Arlington Independent School District
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Book Description Heinemann, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1403497656