Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett

by Elaine Marie Alphin
     
 

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True or false?
Davy Crockett's favorite hat was a coonskin cap.

False!
The cap comes from a 1950s TV show. The real Davy wore a brown felt hat.

  • He roamed the American frontier as a hunter and an army scout.
  • He made up tall tales about himself to get elected to Congress.
  • He fought to the death at the Alamo in the struggle for Texas's
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    Overview

    True or false?
    Davy Crockett's favorite hat was a coonskin cap.

    False!
    The cap comes from a 1950s TV show. The real Davy wore a brown felt hat.

  • He roamed the American frontier as a hunter and an army scout.
  • He made up tall tales about himself to get elected to Congress.
  • He fought to the death at the Alamo in the struggle for Texas's independence.,p> Davy Crockett made history!

  • Editorial Reviews

    School Library Journal
    Gr 2-4-Crockett never wore a coonskin cap and wasn't called "Davy" in his lifetime. These media myths, however, would've probably pleased him because he loved telling tall tales about himself. This series offering, using large type and simple language, does a good job of separating the man from the myth. Touching on his boyhood, the text focuses mostly on his political career. A final chapter revisits his heroic efforts at the Alamo and explains that how he met his death there is shrouded in mystery. Color cartoon illustrations, paintings, modern-day photographs, sidebar stories, and an official government portrait of Crockett fill out the pages. David A. Adler's A Picture Book of Davy Crockett (Holiday, 1996) focuses more on the legend than on the man, and the two books balance one another nicely.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780822515647
    Publisher:
    Lerner Publishing Group
    Publication date:
    04/28/2003
    Series:
    History Maker Bios Series
    Pages:
    47
    Product dimensions:
    5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
    Lexile:
    730L (what's this?)
    Age Range:
    9 - 12 Years

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