|aWhat was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? /|cby Judith St. George ; illustrated by Tim Foley.
|aNew York :|bPenguin Workshop,|cc2014.
|a108 p.,  p. of plates :|bill., maps ;|c20 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 108)
|aWhat was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? -- The cocaptains -- The journey begins -- Winter sets in -- Sacagawea -- Pushing off -- Travel on the rivers -- A homecoming -- In and out of Fort Clatsop -- The return trip -- Setbacks -- Arriving home -- Timelines.
|a Presents an account of the two-and-a-half-year expedition that yielded vast knowledge of the West, geographically and scientifically.
When Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the "Corp of Discovery" left St. Louis, Missouri, on May 21, 1804, their mission was to explore the vast, unknown territory acquired a year earlier in the Louisiana Purchase. The travelers hoped to find a waterway that crossed the western half of the United States. They didn't. However, young readers will love this true-life adventure tale of the two-year journey that finally brought the explorers to the Pacific Ocean.