Off the Map: The Journals of Lewis and Clark

William Clark, Author, Peter Roop, Author, Tim Tanner, Author Walker & Company $14.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8027-8207-6
Judicious editing and handsome design are evidence of the authors' and illustrator's creative introduction of historic source materials--in this case, the eight-volume Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition , which recorded the famous explorations of 1804-1806. Excerpts from the journals are framed by a fact-filled prologue and epilogue. While the book's effectiveness would have been enhanced by even more explanatory matter, such as a timeline, or a glossary explaining terms like ``equipage'' and ``pirogue,'' the Roops' chronological arrangement imparts a feel for the challenges and dangers of the 8000-mile trip through the Louisiana Purchase, and Tanner's warm-toned, textured paintings amplify the text. Ages 8-12. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/03/1993
Release date: 05/01/1993
Genre: Children's
Library Binding - 48 pages - 978-0-8027-8208-3
Paperback - 44 pages - 978-0-8027-7546-7
Prebound-Other - 44 pages - 978-0-606-15990-6
Prebound-Other - 44 pages - 978-0-613-08471-0
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