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Fiction

Bold Journey: West with Lewis and Clark by Charles H. Bohner. (Sandpiper, 2004)
This account of the expedition is based on the experiences of 18-year-old Hugh McNeal, one of the youngest members of the Corps of Discovery. For older readers.

The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith. (Harcourt, 1999)
Lewis's great Newfoundland dog narrates the story of his adventures with Lewis and Clark and the members of the Corps of Discovery.

The Great Expedition of Lewis and Clark by Private Reubin Field, Member of the Corps of Discovery by Judith Edwards. (Farrar, 2003)
A narrative of the expedition, told from the perspective of a young farmer who was a member of the Corps of Discovery.

The Journal of Augustus Pelletier by Kathryn Lasky. (Scholastic, 2000)
My Name is America series. Diary entries (written by a fictitious 14-year-old boy) tell of the wonders and hardships faced by the Corps of Discovery.

They Call Me Sacagawea by Joyce Badgley Hunsaker. (Falcon, 2003)
A chronicle of the journey of Lewis and Clark, as told by the young Shoshone who acted as an interpreter.

Nonfiction

Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. (Clarion, 2002)
Full-color photos illustrate the major wildlife species that the Corps of Discovery encountered on their journey. See also:

Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.

As Far as the Eye Can Reach: Lewis and Clark's Westward Quest by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. (Random House, 2003)
Primary sources, maps, sketches, paintings, and an extensive bibliography make this detailed account a useful tool for learning about the expedition.

The Back of Beyond by Andy Russell Bowen. (Carolrhoda, 1997)
Follow the small group of volunteers drafted by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the newly acquired western territories.

How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark by Rosalyn Schanzer. (National Geographic, 1997)
Illustrations and maps enhance excerpts from the journals of Lewis and Clark.

The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark by Rhoda Blumberg, (HarperTrophy, 1994)
This award-winning book chronicles the exploration with original art and archival photos.

Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West by Stephen Kroll. (Holiday House, 1996)
An introduction to Lewis and Clark and their expedition. For younger readers.

The Lewis and Clark Trail, Then and Now by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. (Dutton, 2002)
Follow the route of the great expedition and see what the land looked like 200 years ago and what it looks like now.

A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark by David Adler. (Holiday House, 2003)
An account of Lewis and Clark's expedition for younger readers.

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