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My Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark, by George Shannon

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews

Kate McMullan and Adrienne Yorinks

"Delectable period details, surprising facts, and classic moments keep the story lively. An inspiring journey." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

This fictional journal tells the true story of sixteen-year-old George Shannon's adventures with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, through pe
Published January 3rd 2006 by HarperCollins (first published 2004)
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Oct 13, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book on Lewis and Clark, written by one of George Shannon's descendents. It is the fictionalized journal of George Shannon, a teenager who participated in the famous Corps of Discovery as they explored previously uncharted land west of the Mississippi River. This is compelling reading, historically accurate, action filled, and based on George Shannon's actual journals. Although this was written for the young adult market (fourth graders on up would like it); I would ...more
Apr 19, 2011 Tracy rated it it was amazing
I read this book so I could help my son with a book report. I found the story engaging, the characters interesting and complex. I enjoyed the diary style of writing for a nice change. At the end, as I read the authors explanation, I was intrigued to know that George Shannon was an ancestor of hers.
I enjoy that the author stayed focused on George Shannon and didn't overly indulge the myths and legends of Capts Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea.
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Jul 23, 2014 Imunuhara Ziento rated it it was amazing
The book is a beautiful example of history. It is perfectly thoughtout and does not go into any extremely boring background details. It tells the true story of a real boy, who went on the adventure of a lifetime. I would recommend this to anyone.
Apr 06, 2015 Suzan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, history
Though this is a novel, it is based on true accounts of the Lewis and Clark expedition. It is very well written in the voice of a 16-17 year old young man and interesting for anyone who loves history and adventure.
Feb 08, 2010 Posie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: history people
Recommended to Posie by: my ma
Well, today I finished this book. I thought it was pretty good! Full of adventure, but it could be sooooo slow at times. I recommend it to you history people out there!
Jaeger Matthias
The best book in the "New World"! I like reading about Capts. Lewis and Clark in the Rocky Mountains.

Jul 11, 2012 Eileen rated it liked it
This was a pretty good read. Not an actual journal like I thought it was supposed to be, but still based on the history of the exploration.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Told in diary format from the point of view of a teenage soldier who accompanies Lewis and Clark into the wilderness.
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