Publisher description for Lewis and Clark : a prairie dog for the president / by Shirley Raye Redmond ; illustrated by John Manders.

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Counter In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sends Lewis and Clark out west to explore. He tells them to make maps. He tells them to draw pictures and collect plants. Most importantly, he tells them to send presents! What kind of present is good enough for a president? Beginning readers will truly enjoy reading about this fun and little-known slice of American history.

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) Juvenile literature, Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809 Juvenile literature, Clark, William, 1770-1838 Juvenile literature, Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Juvenile literature, West (U, S, ) Description and travel Juvenile literature, West (U, S, ) Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature, Prairie dogs West (U, S, ) Anecdotes Juvenile literature, Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809, Clark, William, 1770-1838, Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, Prairie dogs, Explorers, West (U, S, ) Discovery and exploration