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David Crockett: Creating a Legend
     

David Crockett: Creating a Legend

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by Mary Dodson Wade, Joy Fisher Hein (Illustrator)
 

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From his humble beginnings in east Tennessee to his valiant stand at the Alamo, this biography introduces young readers to the real person behind the larger-than-life image of Davy Crockett, highlighting the strong character traits of this Texas hero. Much more than a rough-and-tumble frontiersman, Davy Crockett was also a businessman, a U.S. congressman, and a

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From his humble beginnings in east Tennessee to his valiant stand at the Alamo, this biography introduces young readers to the real person behind the larger-than-life image of Davy Crockett, highlighting the strong character traits of this Texas hero. Much more than a rough-and-tumble frontiersman, Davy Crockett was also a businessman, a U.S. congressman, and a freedom fighter whose accomplishments are detailed in this fascinating biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933979120
Publisher:
Bright Sky Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Texas Heroes For Young Readers
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,322,929
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Dodson Wade is a retired educator and librarian and the author of more than fifty books, including Christopher Columbus, Cinco De Mayo, I Am Houston, I'm Going to Texas, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and Tsunami: Monster Waves. Joy Fisher Hein is an artist and the illustrator of Miss Ladybird's Wildflowers.

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David Crockett: Creating a Legend 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
This is a story about Davy Crockett. He’s Texas legend. He grew up poor in Tennessee. He had some bad luck in business. Eventually, he became a Congressman in Tennessee. Someone wrote a play about him. After Crockett left Congress, he moved to Texas. That’s where he fought for the state’s freedom from Mexico. I’ve been to San Antonio to see the Alamo. It’s cool to think Crockett was there. I really didn’t like this book. I like history and learning about Texas but this hunter was all wrong to me. The pictures in the book were beautiful. I just didn’t like Crockett. He wore a fur coat, animal skin cap and killed animals. You’re supposed to be nice to animals. It was too hard for me to like someone like him. I think if you can get past his hunting, you might like this book. The writer really helped me see Davy Crockett as a person. I laughed when I read that people made up stories about him riding alligators and hugging bears. In this book, I learned who he really was and what he did. I liked that he never gave up in business. Try this book if you want to learn about Crockett. I give this book two stars, just because I like animals more than I like Davy Crockett. Review by Cameron H., age 5, New Mexico Mensa