“The dog’s-eye view is well done and refreshing…and Dooling’s beautiful oil paintings seem just right as full of action, beauty, danger, and majesty as the land they portray.” – Kirkus Reviews
In 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on a journey to explore the vast territory of the United States west of the Mississippi River. Accompanying Lewis and Clark and their team of explorers through this uncharted wilderness was Lewis’s dog, Seaman.
This is Seaman’s story. From his first meeting with Lewis to being mistaken for a bear by Indians who had never seen such a large dog to his encounters with wild animals both familiar and unfamiliar, Seaman’s tale is filled with joys of companionship and the tingling excitement of adventure.
Based on the explorers’ original journals, Lewis and Clark and Me is a dog’s recounting of one of the most extraordinary expeditions of all time.
Henry Holt and Company, 2002