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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurence Pringle Narrator: Korey Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781490608709
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Award-winning author Laurence Pringle gives an accurate account of York’s life—before, during, and after the expedition. Using quotations from the expedition’s journals, he tells how York’s skills, strength, and intelligence helped in the day-to-day challenges of the journey. Artists Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu consulted with a Lewis and Clark expert to create thoroughly researched and stunning watercolor paintings of York’s life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The personal oppression is a quiet part of this daring frontier adventure, which is also a slice of history.”


  • “Pringle tells the story well.”

    School Library Journal

  • “[A] handsome tribute to Clark’s near-lifelong companion and slave. Carefully noting where details are scant or absent, he traces York’s early years, significant role in the expedition that is ‘still considered the greatest in United States history,’ and later and later unhappy experiences…Rich in eye-opening observations.”

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About the Author

Laurence Pringle is the author of several books for middle-grade readers, including Octopuses!, Dog of Discovery, Bats!, and Owls!, among others.

About the Narrator

Korey Jackson is an actor, known for his roles in the films 37, Life Itself, and Anesthesia. He earned his MFA in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.