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Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier (Ready-To-Read Sofa) [Paperback]

Stephen Krensky , Debra Bandelin , Bob Dacey

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Davy Crockett There may be myths about Davy Crockett, but he had an amazing life as a soldier and a leader who always stood up for what he believed in. Full color. Full description

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Odd book 21 April 2009
By M. Heiss - Published on Amazon.com
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Honestly, our favorite thing about this book is the cover illustration. We love that coonskin cap.

This book combines legends with biography in a way that is hard for early readers to connect to. Each chapter begins with a Paul-Bunyan-like legend about Davy, in italicized type, and then zips into the real biography. However, for a first-grader reading the story, that is totally confusing. It is a style more geared toward a fourth-or-fifth grader, the swooping back and forth between dreamworld and reality.

The parts about Davy being a warrior and a crack shot and a legislator and finally fighting at the Alamo (the BIOGRAPHICAL parts), were interesting and historical and well-written. But since they were interrupted with the mythic Davy, the book left me turned off. I'm a fan of poetic language and myth, but an early reader is still learning.

Other books in this series and at this level that we have really liked:

1)Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train
2)Taking Flight - the Story of the Wright Brothers
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for the grandkids. 6 Nov 2010
By stargazing fisherman - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't know why we think it is our responsibility to have this kind of reading available when the grandkids come around, but they have come to expect to find it on our coffee table, and we enjoy reading it ourselves when nobody is looking. Stories like Davy's are so timeless and so completely American that we always feel good when we put it down.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Davy Crockett is Really Good! 19 Dec 2004
By Lynn Ellingwood - Published on Amazon.com
Davy Crockett is the best of the ready to read biographies that I've read. It truly is good and very interesting. If only more of the books were written as good as this one is!
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect gift for grandsons 13 Jun 2014
By Susan Cearley - Published on Amazon.com
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My grandsons love it. Both, 6 and 3, play out the life of Davy all the time. This book and the dvd set have opened a whole new world for their play, and I love that they are learning the historical facts along with good character.
5.0 out of 5 stars gifted 26 Dec 2013
By Crackerjack - Published on Amazon.com
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This was just what I wanted to give with a coonskin hat to a nephew this Christmas. It appears reading level stated.
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