The Great Expedition of Lewis and Clark by Judith Edwards
by Private Reubin Field, Member of the Corps of Discovery

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A flavorful account to commemorate its bicentennial

In 1803 a young farmer named Reubin Field enlisted for a journey of enormous import. Commissioned by President Jefferson and headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, a "Corps of Discovery" was to make its way through dangerous terrain and harsh conditions to blaze a trail to the Pacific Ocean. Focusing on a lesser-known figure from the Corps, Judith Edwards has imagined what Reubin’s voice might have been like, and how he might have told his version of the long journey.

The folksy narrative provides an accessible and entertaining overview of the expedition, and Sally Wern Comport’s majestic pictures honor this grand moment in the story of America.

About Judith Edwards

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Judith Edwards is the author of a number of biographies for children. She lives in Springfield, Vermont. Among the books Sally Wern Comport has illustrated for children is The Story of Thanksgiving by Robert Merrill Bartlett. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
Published September 1, 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Reubin Field and his brother Joseph were two of the “nine young men from Kentucky” who joined the famous Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803.

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