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Born the runt of his litter and gambled away to a rusty old river man, the Newfoundland pup Seaman doesn’t imagine his life will be marked by any kind of glory. But when he meets Captain Meriwether Lewis, Seaman finds himself on a path that will make history. Lewis is setting off on his landmark search for the Northwest Passage, and he takes Seaman along. Sharing the curiosity and spirit of his new master, the intrepid dog proves himself a valuable companion at every turn.
Part history, part science—and all adventure—this is the thrilling tale of America’s greatest journey of discovery.
Includes an author’s note and a reader’s guide.
About the Author
New York Times best-selling author Roland Smith is the author of twenty-eight young adult novels including Peak, The Edge, Beneath, Above, Sasquatch, Elephant Run, Zach’s Lie,Shatterproof (39 Clues), the Cryptid Hunters series, the I,Q series, and the Storm Runner series. His novels have garnered dozens of state and national book awards. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
“Fresh and original.”—Publishers Weekly
“Action and adventure abound . . . [An] entertaining introduction to an episode of American history rarely celebrated in fiction.”—School Library Journal