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A Landmark History book. A highly readable account of the quintessentially American adventure of discovery and hardship as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led their men on an exploration of the interior parts of North America....

Title : The Lewis & Clark Expedition
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ISBN : 1623380
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 180 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Lewis & Clark Expedition Reviews

  • Lydia Smith
    2019-05-04 13:07

    Read with Savannah. I don't remember ever hearing this much detail about Lewis & Clark's expedition. It was fascinating. Amazing what they were able to do traveling over the mountains not knowing anything about how far they had to go.

  • Katie
    2019-05-16 12:59

    This was an entire family favorite. Having read Stephen Ambrose's version of Lewis and Clark, Undaunted Courage, I secretly wondered how this book would compare to the detailed rich account of the expedition (not to mention there are so many books to choose from on this topic). Neuberger did a fantastic job of preserving the accuracy and details, but in a kid-appropriate version. I didn't feel like he left anything out. After reading this book, we watched the History Channel video. It was fun to compare the differences; the kids thought the video was very watered down compared to the book. The book was excellent! Highly recommend!

  • Kimberly Harris
    2019-04-24 11:01

    5 stars for being very readable and understandable for kids. However, I probably wouldn't recommend this book. It's written in the 1950s and the philosophy of the "mighty white men" is embarrassingly present. I changed some of the way things were worded as I read it out loud, and we also discussed in a child-friendly way the different perspectives of those involved (that is, the explorer's perspective and the Native American tribe's perspective).

  • Lisa
    2019-04-30 13:48

    Excellent account for young people of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804.

  • Aaron
    2019-05-07 11:43

    This is a fun little book. Being published in 1951 it is completely out of step with anything I read in school. The stories chosen are certainly not politically correct. When is the last time you heard an Indian referred to as a "Red Savage"? (Sorry to all you feminists)Sacajawea was not the title character in this version of the story. Another little untold detail was that, (according to this account) Sacajawea's husband was on the journey as well. I have never heard anything about him before. So, either he was not really there; or the feminists were so eager to have a heroine in the story that they chose to omit him from the text books. The animal rights activists would not like this book either. I'll spare you those gory details. How did my parents ever survive? In conclusion, I found it refreshing.

  • The other John
    2019-05-18 11:59

    This is an account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, written in 1951. I had mixed feelings about it. The storytelling is quite engaging, and Mr. Neuberger did a nice job of making the characters more real. However, he is also quite jingoistic, and I had to roll my eyes when he would praise this event or that discovery. I mean, I love my country and all that, but the first sighting of, say, the Columbia River by an American isn't really that big of a deal in the history of mankind. Anyway, if you can get over that flaw in the book, you should check it out. It does a good job of recounting the journey and it made me hunger to find out more about the expedition. If that doesn't make a good children's history book, what does?

  • Jersc
    2019-04-22 07:53

    It reads like a textbook at times, but overall a good summary of the great trail blazers.

  • Lorena
    2019-05-10 07:38

    This was a fantastic account of the expedition. Having known virtually nothing myself, I found the book had plenty of details to keep my interest, but not so many that it bogged down the kids. We read a chapter a day, marking important routes/camps on a map. This is such a fun read for the kids and me. It was extremely well written -- not one chapter was boring!

  • Angela
    2019-05-06 11:03

    A solid primer for young or struggling readers, thought a bit "spongy" stylistically as well with a couple historical details. A 3.5 in my mind, but still a worthy introduction to what is really a rather complex historical crossroads.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-10 07:55


  • M Zizzle
    2019-05-09 10:55

    it was a pretty good book. very easy to read in a couple days

  • Karen
    2019-05-18 13:48

    Great book!

  • Erin
    2019-04-24 15:47

    I learned something new, which I always appreciate...

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-01 13:05

    Though slightly difficult for my kids to read independently, they both really enjoyed this book. After the first chapter, I decided to read it to them. Great story of America's early explorers.

  • Heather Neroy
    2019-05-08 09:38

    Fun book to read instead of dry history books. Read in our third grade homeschool.

  • Mckinley
    2019-05-18 10:46

    For historical-fiction version see Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O'Dell.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-09 13:47

    A great retelling of the Lewis and Clark story. It was nice to hear about the other men in the expedition, and get some details I don't remember learning about in school.

  • Robert Clay
    2019-05-04 14:59

    One of the first "real books" I read as a kid; I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, thought it was great.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-28 11:06

    So far, all of my children have been amazed and in the edge of their seats learning about this part of our history.

  • Jodi
    2019-05-08 10:04

    A decent account of Lewis and Clark. My boys enjoyed it. I would like to know how accurate it is.

  • Cassondra
    2019-04-24 15:48