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How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark [Paperback]

By Rosalyn Schanzer (Author)
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Presents a diary of Lewis and Clark's journey westward from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean from May 1804 to November 1805.

Publishers Description
The book begins with the letter to Clark proposing a trip to explore those western rivers which may run all the way across North America to the western ocean and Clark's reply to cheerfully join you in this rewarding endeavor. From there, every stage of the journey is shown - from the building of the ships the crew would use, the choosing of the crew itself, and the farewell from St. Louis on May 14, 1804 to meetings with friendly and unfriendly Indian tribes, discovering a wealth of previously unknown plants and animals, bouts with fleas and fever, a miserable climb through the Bitterroot Mountains, and finally the much-longed-for view of the Pacific Ocean. The text is taken directly from the journals of Lewis and Clark, which makes it excellent primary source material. In addition, every page is filled with illustrations in a charming folk-art style that bring the scenes to life.

Citations And Professional Reviews
How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark by Rosalyn Schanzer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 914
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 04/15/2002 page 67
  • Publishers Weekly - 04/15/2002

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Item Specifications...

Studio: National Geographic Children's Books
Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.54" Width: 8.56" Height: 0.16"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2002
Publisher   National Geographic Children's Books
Age  9-12
ISBN  0792267265  
ISBN13  9780792267263  

Availability  20 units.
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More About Rosalyn Schanzer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rosalyn Schanzer is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for young people. An avid photographer and Masters swimmer, she has swam with sharks in Belize, hiked through the jungles of Ecuador and in the rain forests of the Amazon River basin, investigated Inca history at Machu Picchu, climbed the Andes, and helped sail a famous boat from Bermuda to Boston. She lives in Virginia with her husband and when not painting or researching her next book, Roz is available for school visits. To learn more about Rosalyn Schanzer, visit

Rosalyn Schanzer currently resides in Fairfax Station, in the state of Virginia.

Rosalyn Schanzer has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Lewis & Clark Expedition

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Exploration & Discovery
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
6Books > Subjects > Reference > Writing > Travel Writing
7Books > Subjects > Travel > General > Essays & Travelogues

Reviews - What do customers think about How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark?

Fast moving and full of interesting information  Jun 11, 2008
I bought this book because our family is planning a summer vacation to Montana. We wanted to refresh our memory of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. We all enjoyed the diaries and illustrations in the book. It is the right amount of information to keep the story moving and keep all readers interested. It is full of interesting details of this famous journey.
Lots of info and easy to read  Dec 17, 2007
We ordered this to complete a reading requirement for my child's project. It was packed with information yet illustrated nicely and easy to read.
So much more than a picture book!  Dec 5, 2007
Wow! This is a wonderful book. An engaging layout, colorfully descriptive illustrations, captivating text, and numerous extra little tidbits of information all combine to make this a most enjoyable and informative book. And that's not all! Perhaps the best feature of all is the fact that the text, while slightly adapted for the younger reader, is taken from the original writings of Lewis, Clark, and other members of the Corps of Discovery. All in all, this is a can't-miss resource for studying the Lewis & Clark Expedition with children. My 12-year-old enjoyed it every bit as much as my 9-year-old... although I'm not sure how either of them could have enjoyed it more than I did!
A Great American Tale  May 9, 2004
The adventure and thrill of the Lewis & Clark Expedition is brought to life here in a story that both children and adults could appreciate. In beautiful and carefully rendered folk-style illustrations, and with descriptive text from the actual journals of the participants, the book has the appearance of something that almost could have been written in the early 1800's, when the expedition occurred. Rosalyn Schanzer's personal interest in the subject, especially the journals and the Indian tribes, seems to bring out the best in the storytelling, which primarily illustrates the first 1 1/2 years of the Corps of Discovery's journey to the Pacific Ocean. The story is accessible and easily understood, yet the attention to detail should satisfy those trying to learn, and even researchers in this important chapter in early American History.
Lovely Illustrations  Jan 20, 2003
A very good book about the Lewis & Clark expedition. The illustrations were vivid and the best part of the book. I would recommend this book

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