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Children's LiteratureIn this engaging volume, Brimner retells the tall tales surrounding the life of Davy Crockett, the legendary frontiersman who served in Congress and died at the Alamo. Brimner's language is as colorful as Crockett's life, while remaining accessible to elementary school readers. Though the book is of picture book dimensions, and fully illustrated throughout, the text is divided into four short chapters. The end matter contains a section with the historical facts of Crockett's life, including a timeline, a map, a brief biography, a recipe for grits, a glossary, an index, and a section for further information, which includes the link to the publisher's website where up-to-date Crockett links are provided. The linked sites all appeared to be accurate, authoritative and age-appropriate for the book's audience. This title, part of a series on American legends, would be a good addition to elementary school libraries and appropriate for classroom use. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 6 to 10.
—Anne Marie Pace