The Crossing by Donna Jo Napoli & Jim Madsen

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Told from the point of view of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, the baby on Sacagawea’s back, this breathtaking picture book reveals the adventure and natural wonders that Lewis and Clark encountered on their Western expedition in the early 1800s. Donna Jo Napoli’s lyrical text and Jim Madsen’s majestic artwork offer a fresh perspective on the remarkable sights and sounds of a young country, and give voice to a character readers are already familiar with: baby Charbonneau is shown on the golden Sacagawea dollar.
 

About Donna Jo Napoli & Jim Madsen

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Donna Jo Napoli is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for young readers, among them The King of Mulberry Street and Daughter of Venice. She lives with her family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where she is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Riding in a cradle board on his mother’s back, Sacagawea’s baby son Jean Baptiste provides a fresh perspective on Lewis and Clark’s monumental westward journey from Fort Mandan, N.D., across the northwestern United States to the Pacific and back between 1805 and 1806.

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Through the eyes of baby Jean Baptiste, carried on his mother's back, Napoli (Mama Miti) tells the story of Shoshoni woman Sacagawea's 16-month voyage with pioneers Lewis and Clark from North Dakota to Missouri and back in search of a water passage to the west.

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Common Sense Media

Parents and teachers should consider reading this part of the book aloud to kids first so they can better understand Jean Baptiste's amazing story.

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Historical Novel Society

This is a wonderful selection to add to a collection of American history picture books.

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Parents and teachers should consider reading this part of the book aloud to kids first so they can better understand Jean Baptiste's amazing story.

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