A Picture Book of Davy Crockett

A Picture Book of Davy Crockett

by David A. Adler
     
 

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Davy Crockett was born on August 17, 1786 in a backwoods cabin in eastern Tennessee. At age twelve, David learned how to shoot a rifle. When he grew up, he won most of the shooting matches he entered and became a well-known storyteller. No matter where he lived, he was popular. He was elected to three terms in the House of Representatives. After being defeated in the

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Davy Crockett was born on August 17, 1786 in a backwoods cabin in eastern Tennessee. At age twelve, David learned how to shoot a rifle. When he grew up, he won most of the shooting matches he entered and became a well-known storyteller. No matter where he lived, he was popular. He was elected to three terms in the House of Representatives. After being defeated in the congressional election of 1835, he was ready for new adventure. He rode to Texas, where he fought and died in the Battle of the Alamo.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Adler has a near-miraculous ability to share an entire lifetime in a few words and to do so without sacrificing his subject's significance or contributions. Here, he tackles the daunting challenge of introducing a controversial man who was both a real-life and folk hero. He does so in a way that does not hide Crockett's faults, but rather allows his character and forthrightness to be seen in an admirable light. Readers come away from the book with a greater appreciation for the remarkable frontiersman, as well as with a surprising amount of knowledge and information. The Wallners' watercolors have a Currier and Ives coloration and mood that fit the period well. The pictures are lively, capturing Crockett's daring and zestful personality. They use color, light, and space to depict the many aspects of his life, from the brawny boasts he reputedly made the day he was born to the indigo skies over the Alamo that foreshadow impending doom. The author's notes and time line are valuable inclusions. In all, a fine choice.-Jerry D. Flack, University of Colorado

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823413430
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Picture Book Biography Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
146,636
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
AD690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

David A. Adler was born in New York City and received his B.A. from Queens College in New York City in 1968. He has been the senior editor of books for young readers at a publishing house. He is the author of more than 160 books for young readers.

Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated a number of books about famous literary and historical figures, including An Alcott Family Christmas and Beatrix Potter. She lives in Maine with her husband, illustrator John Wallner.

John Wallner has illustrated many titles in David A. Adler's Picture Book Biography series. He lives in Maine.

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