A 150-pound Newfoundland dog teams with Lewis & Clark for an edge-of-your-seat middle grade adventure.
“Once young readers begin this fictional account of the dog’s role in the expedition, they will be caught up in the drama and action and even reluctant readers will find it just too good to put down.” ―School Library Journal
It is 1804, the year that Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery set out for their now-legendary exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. With no maps and little idea what wonders and dangers lie ahead, Seaman, a 150-pound Newfoundland dog, proves to be one of the most valuable members of the Corps.
In the face of starvation, Seaman catches and retrieves game, and his intimidating size and teeth protect the small band of explorers – from Native American raiders and even a ferocious grizzly bear! As the bond and mutual trust between Seaman and the Corp grows, they’re confident that nothing—not even raging waters and towering mountains—will stop them from reaching the West Coast.
Gail Langer Karwoski’s thrilling fictional account of Lewis and Clark’s expedition with the Corps of Discovery, Seaman, and eventually Sacagawea, is full of accurate details drawn from Lewis’s own diary entries and will draw readers into one of the most exciting chapters in American history.
Pick of the Lists ―American Booksellers Association
Children’s Books Mean Business ―American Booksellers Association and Children’s Book Council Joint Committee
Volunteer State Book Awards (Master List, Grades 4-6) ―Tennessee Association of School Librarians
Georgia Children’s Book Award (Nominee)
Prairie Pasque Children’s Book Award (Nominee) ―South Dakota Library Association, SDRC, SD State Library, SD Elementary School Principal