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Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness
Daniel Boone opened up the American west; more than 200,000 settlers poured into Kentucky on the Wilderness Road he helped establish. John Mason Brown's classic biography brilliantly depicts Boone's life and times, delving into all the complexities of this fascinating man as well as the landmark historical events he lived through--including the Revolutionary War and Louisi ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published by Random House
(first published January 1st 1952)
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I loved this book. I had no idea the hardships that Daniel Boone and his family went through. Most of the troubles were because he did not take to his school lessons when he was young, but spent all his time out of doors. He grew up in Pennsylvania, but his family moved to North Carolina when Daniel was 18 years old. Later Daniel married and when Indian trouble came to the area moved his wife and children to Virginia. It got to crowded there and Daniel moved his family again to Kentucky and help ...more
I read this with my 10, 8 and 4 year old children. It took them a little to get into it but once we did we loved it a great historical read aloud. They were all caught by how often Daniel almost made it, and were cheering him on hoping that he would get a break.