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Bold journey : west with Lewis and Clark : a novel
by Charles Bohner.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
171 p., [2] p. of plates : map ; 22 cm.


Private Hugh McNeal relates his experiences accompanying Captains Lewis and Clark on their 1804-1806 expedition in search of a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean.

Best Books:

Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Tenth Edition, 1988 ; National Council of Teachers of English; United States
Young Adults' Choices, 1987 ; International Reading Association; United States

Reading Measurement Programs:

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points 6
Accelerated Vocabulary


Brandon Blythe (Children's Literature)
Hugh McNeal can hardly believe his luck as he is assigned to accompany Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on a difficult mission to discover a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. Bold Journey recreates the actual Lewis and Clark expedition from 1804-1806 through the eyes of the youngest member, Hugh McNeal. Although the expedition actually took place, the book is fictional. Along the way, the men face harsh weather, unfriendly Indians, wild animals, and the troubles caused by thirty men who know little about one another, but have to spend every day together for two years. 2004 (orig. 1985), Houghton Mifflin Company, $6.95. Ages 10 to 14.


Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)--Juvenile fiction.
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)--Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life--Fiction.
Voyages and travels--Fiction.
West (U.S.)--Discovery and exploration--Fiction.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ7.B63583 Bo 1985
84019328 [Fic]
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