Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale
Laurie Myers. Henry Holt & Company, $17.99 (80pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-6368-4
Meriwether Lewis's dog Seaman serves as narrator for a fictionalized account of Lewis and William Clark's 1803-1806 journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean in Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie Myers, illus. by Michael Dooling. Excerpts from Lewis's journals close each chapter, supplying the historical basis for the dog's adventures. Handsome silhouettes ornament the chapter openers, while numerous oil paintings enliven the pages.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2002