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Author Ray, Deborah Kogan, 1940-
Title Down the Colorado : John Wesley Powell, the one-armed explorer / Deborah Kogan Ray.
Pub Info New York : Francis Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
book jacket
 Eastham-Children's Coll.  J 92 RAY     AVAILABLE
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J BIOGRAPHY 920 Powell     AVAILABLE
 West Tisbury-Juvenile  J 917.91 RAY     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Descript 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm.
Audience NC1070L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader LG 7.2 1 1 118618
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Although John Wesley Powell's minister father always wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by the wonders of the natural world, he was determined to take the path of science. Even after losing his right arm below the elbow in battle during the Civil War, Wes would not be deterred from his dream of leading the first scientific expedition down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Braving treacherous rapids and perilous waterfalls, Major Powell would surpass all expectations and return home a national hero.
Subject Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902 -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 0374318387