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Download How we crossed the West: The adventures of Lewis & Clark epub

by Rosalyn Schanzer

This book is a paperback picture book suitable for ages five through elementary age. The book covers the exploration of the area west of the Mississippi river. Fun and interesting to use for unit study.
Download How we crossed the West: The adventures of Lewis & Clark epub
ISBN: 0590379658
ISBN13: 978-0590379656
Category: Children
Author: Rosalyn Schanzer
Language: English
Publisher: Scholastic (1998)
ePUB size: 1323 kb
FB2 size: 1542 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 954
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We homeschool and I discovered Andrea's books while compiling the curriculum and each time he finishes one he asks to read another book by her. (He started reading them when he was 10 and is now 11.)
Hidden Winter
Rosalyn Schanzer really delivers in this exciting true tale of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The illustrations are painted on a heavy rough canvas, adding texture and depth to the easy-to-read text. Every school should have a copy of this! Also check out her other works: George vs George (George Washington vs King George the 3rd), done in a similar style, & Witches! the Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem in which the rich illustrations are based on woodcuts of the era. She does a top-notch job of pulling kids into history!
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.
Lost Python
non-fiction can be as good as fiction with the right writer. this book hits the target head on. Quote from my son: "why can't schoolbooks lay out history in a fun way? this book is so fun to read and my social studies book in school is so boring!"
This book is great. I purchased it for a Westward Expanasion project my third grader was working on. It tells the tales of Lewis and Clark's expedition with fun facts, interesting stories, and has great pictures.
It's very simplified and a fast read, about an hour. It touches on the high points. It was made to be a children's book although it is all in Lewis and Clarks' own words. There's a map that roughly shows the way they went.
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.
This was purchased as a gift for a grand-child but read first by a retired Montana history teacher who especially loves anything related to Lewis and Clark. She was delighted with it. (The grand-child hasn't received for Easter it yet.)