Media Appearances


"The fluid narrative moves with authority and a sense, like La Salle's original fraught expedition, that anything could disrupt the flow. An engaging travelogue that provides a good example of how one person tirelessly pursued his dream to fruition." — Kirkus Reviews

"In this action-packed dual narrative, Boissoneault shares a charming slice of U.S. Bicentennial history... [she] describes interesting, complicated people facing life-threatening perils, and in alternating Lewis's story with that of La Salle's journey, she makes fascinating historical comparisons." — Publishers Weekly

"She puts the reader in the canoes of the youths who traveled from Lake Ontario to New Orleans via the Mississippi River." — Dale Maharidge, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of And Their Children After Them