Dog of Discovery
Did you know that Meriwether Lewis brought a special companion on his adventure to the west coast? He took his Newfoundland dog named Seaman. “Dog of Discovery” is a nonfiction book written by Laurence Pringle. Using journal entries written by Lewis and Clark, Pringle gives a detailed account of their expedition to the west coast through the eyes of the two leaders. Pringle also writes about Seaman’s role on the expedition. He provided protection–especially to Sacagawea and her baby named Pomp. Seaman also chased grizzley bears and retrieved food for the crew to eat. The book tells of the hardships and dangers experienced by the explorers. This book taught me things about the expedition that I never knew. I now have a deeper respect for the individuals that risked their lives in uncharted territories.
I highly recommend this book to teachers, librarians, and readers young and old!