LEWIS & CLARK by Nick Bertozzi
Kirkus Star

LEWIS & CLARK

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 12 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

With masterful command, Bertozzi offers an innovative take on Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s epic journey in this oversized graphic offering. Portraying the arduous trek through rough terrain and encounters with often unwelcoming natives, sequential panels transport readers alongside the famous duo and their equally renowned translator, Sacagawea, as they travel from St. Louis to the Pacific coast. Within a fictional framework, the narrative weaves in facets of the characters’ personalities, including Lewis’s tempestuous melancholy, Charbonneau’s inept bumbling and Sacagawea’s ability to endure this voyage surrounded by her intensely masculine cohorts. The artist soars with his exquisite eye for page layouts; his deft stylings can make otherwise dry passages come alive through clever panel placement and visual novelty. Pair with George O’Connor’s Journey into Mohawk Country (2006) and Scott Chantler’s Northwest Passage (2007) for a graphically hearty helping of fine historical readings. Slated to be the first in a series on explorers, this expedition ends with high hopes for subsequent volumes. (selected bibliography) (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up) 
Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-59643-450-9
Page count: 140pp
Publisher: First Second/Roaring Brook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2011




MORE BY NICK BERTOZZI

ChildrenSHACKLETON by Nick Bertozzi
by Nick Bertozzi
ChildrenHOUDINI by Jason Lutes
by Jason Lutes

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTRIBAL JOURNEY by Gary Robinson
by Gary Robinson
ChildrenTHREE KINGDOMS by Wei Dong Chen
by Wei Dong Chen