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Bewildered for Three Days: As to Why Daniel Boone Never Wore His Coonskin Cap

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When Papa returns from Chicago with a special present for his two young boys, they can't contain their excitement. The tiny, wondrous whirligig spins and shoots through the air until it falls, plop!, on the parlor floor. The whirligig has stopped spinning, but the two boys' heads are churning with big ideas. Why not build a life-size whirligig that can carry people way up ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Holiday House (first published August 2000)
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Genre: Picture Book

Age Level: Fluent; Grades 4 and 5

World View: White, but not limited to white middle-class; due to the interaction with the wilderness and the Native Americans, no class is involved.

Theme: Exploration and Loyalty

Literary Elements: Not a formal style, which fits the rugged story line. Some good action verbs are used along Boone's adventure, and the dialects used depict the Indians and the Quakers are done well.

In the Classroom: This tall tale would work great with a social stud
Brian Cave
This book gives younger readers an insight in the life of legendary Daniel Boone. The book tells a story of a young Daniel Boone and his famous coonskin cap. This biography will give younger readers the background of what Daniel Boone grew up with. It tells of his adventures with and against the Native Americans and why he choose to never wear a coonskin cap after this story. The book tells of how a raccoon burrow saved young Daniel Boone's life running from the Native Americans, and how Daniel ...more
While the lead story is a fabrication, it fits with Boone's story and personality and so much of the background information is real or drawn from information on the Shawnee that this book works as a splendid introduction to Boone.
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