I love this book. Just love it.
Detailed information written in captivating language gives The Captain's Dog (Smith) a high place on my list. Whether or not you are interested in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, you will find this book rewarding.
Told through the eyes, and sometimes nose, of Seaman, Captain's Lewis' dog, the reader will learn about the crew of the Expedition, the fauna and flora of the Louisiana Territory, and different Indian tribes the crew met in their travels.
Not only is it a rousing good story, the vocabulary is perfect to stretch the minds of my seventh graders! Author Roland Smith introduces new vocabulary on almost every page of the book, but as he does so, the words are understood through the context of the sentences. Very few words will float by completely unknown.
To insure my students remember their new words past the page they are on, I made them bookmarks to record the word and the page number found.
I just love a good book!