A Picture Book of Davy Crockett

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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...
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Overview

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.
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823413430
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Picture Book Biography Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 263,916
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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