Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lewis and Clark, brief overview

As Far as the Eye Can Reach: Lewis and Clark’s Westward Quest, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
(Random House, 2003), pb., 128 pp.
Ages 8-12

This is another of the Landmark Books series. It is good, brief summary of the Lewis and Clark adventure. Some of these can be dull, but this one is well done. It is not as exciting as the historical fiction we have read which incorporates a fictional boy into the story, but it is told well. I feel like my boys have a good overview of this important part of history after reading this book.
Nathan, my 11 year old, read Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West With Lewis and Clark, an account of Lewis and Clark focusing on Lewis’ dog Seaman. It is longer than this book and according to Nathan covered similar material but was more exciting.
We would recommend both books.



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