2006-03-31 / Education

Students learn from A Dog's Tale

Story and photo by Cindy Thompson

Author Laurie Myers shows students the travels of Lewis and Clark from the character in her book, a Newfoundland dog.
Author Laurie Myers shows students the travels of Lewis and Clark from the character in her book, a Newfoundland dog.

Author Laurie Myers has given the adventures of Lewis and Clark an imaginative spin that is attracting children to history from the perspective of ... a Newfoundland dog!

During Myers' recent visit to Forest Lake Elementary, young students were drawn into the explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with particular interest in Lewis's canine companion Seaman. Children's author Laurie Myers gave an action-packed overview of her latest book Lewis and Clark and Me , a historical fiction narrated by the massive rescue dog who played a critical role in the expedition.

Myers has published seven books, including My Dog My Hero , co-authored by well-known writers Betsy Byars, her mother, and Betsy Duffy, her sister.

Forest Lake Elementary students are currently studying the Lewis and Clark expedition and were ready with questions for the knowledgeable author.

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