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Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale Hardcover – August 1, 2002
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She has collaborated with her sister, Betsy Duffey and her mother Betsy Byars on several popular books, which have been nominated for many state awards and won the Oregon, Louisiana, and South Carolina children's book awards.
She lives in Augusta, Georgia with her husband, their dog, Samson and their cat, Venus.
Top Customer Reviews
Lewis and Clark are two adventurous men who like to help other people. Seaman is a loyal and helpful dog who loves to hunt. Lewis dresses different than any other man, Clark is a tall man with a low voice, and Seaman is a large black dog with a low but loud bark and growl. Their hobbies are hunting and sailing. Seaman can jump off the boat and bring back dead animals for them to eat. Lewis and Clark are from saint Britton. They are middle aged and Seaman is about five.
This is Seaman's story from his first meeting with Lewis to being mistaken for a bear by some Indians. The story starts when Lewis buys Seaman for 20 dallers. One time a baby calf followed Lewis but couldn't get up the boat ladder so they left him behind. Suddenly that felt very funny to Seaman. Imagine a buffalo calf thinking it could be part of our lives. My favorite part of the story is when a beaver bites Seaman. In order to find out what happens next you have to read the book!
I gave this book 5 stars because it is very interesting. It had a lot of detail and action. This book is remarkable! I loved it! I think everyone should read it. The author Laurie Myers is one of my favorite authors because she loves dogs. I like how she gives you a lot of detail. The illustrator Michael Dooling never leaves a blank spot in the pictures. The pictures are very realistic. I would recommend this book to everyone because it is very exiting. In order to prove that you have to read the book.
The book is not long; at 64 pages it would make a great read aloud. I loved the story where Seaman is dubbed a "bear-dog" by the Indians. His nearly fatal encounter with a wounded beaver is very exciting and invests the reader emotionally in the story.
This book is not a history of the expedition but would be a wonderful introduction to the Lewis and Clark journey. Sacagawea and York are part of the dog's story but Lewis is the center of Seaman's world.
The book would not be the same with out the rich paintings by Michael Dooling. Dooling is one of the best "realistic" illustrators working today. His painting of Seaman and Lewis looking out over the Pacific captures the sense of the entire expedition. We see them from behind looking toward the future of a new land, open and wild, with more to discover.
If you're like me, you're thinking, "Lewis and Clark from the DOG'S point of view, huh? Too weird." It's not.
This book does such a great job with Lewis's personality, and with putting your child in touch with the expedition.
My second grader (not an emotional person) couldn't stop reading it.
It's a bit of a tearjerker -- the love between dog and man. Absolutely worthwhile, and one of the best books we've read all year.
This edition is beautiful -- the cover and the dust jacket, the beautiful illustrations -- this is a very high-quality book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What fun! Seeing the expedition through the dog's eyes was wonderful, and the actual notes from Lewis' journal were an excellent addition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Harter
A well written fun book that can interest young readers in Lewis and Clarks adventures told thru Lewis dog SeamanPublished 4 months ago by Traveler
A shortened version of this story is included in the basal reader for my 4th grade curriculum. I wanted the complete story so that we could compare and contrast the stories.Published 13 months ago by Mary Trecost
This story offers a unique perspective on the journey of Lewis and Clark; it's another great resource from Grandma's library.Published on January 1, 2014 by KLN
we have a newfoundland dog. this is very interesting to me. it has history for a added bonus. good service & conditionPublished on May 2, 2013 by Scott Isom
This is a wonderful book about some of the events that Clark, Lewis and the dog experience during their travels. Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by Bookemom
My son read this book in 3rd grade and was captivated by the story. It is a wonderfully written and illustrated book with enough action and excitement to make the story come... Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Momof2readers