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Who Was Daniel Boone? (Who Was/Is...?)
Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America's pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader although he never attended school. Sydelle Kramer skillfully recounts Boone's many adventures such as the day he rescued his own daughter from kidnappers.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 7th 2006 by Grosset & Dunlap
(first published September 1st 2006)
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I thought this book was excellent. It told the biography of what Daniel Boone did in his life. Daniel Boone loved to be outdoors since he was a kid. He could shoot and track animals better than any person he knew. He moved a lot, he did not like to be indoors or in one place. He moved to Kentucky which was Indian land at the time. He had to fight with Indians for territory and farm land. Read this book to find out what happens next.
Hopefully people will not judge this book by its awful cover. Inside the biography of well-written for its target audience, quite thorough considering its length and target audience (with the added benefit of age-appropriate discussions of Boone's break from Quakerism and ownership of slaves), and augmented by nice line drawings by another (superior) artist.
Daniel Boone was such an interesting character. He really did help shape America. It is too bad that so many lives were affected as "Americans" moved west. Wish I could re-write history sometimes with everyone just getting along and being friends and neighbors. Daniel Boone had tons of courage and drive to do what he did.
In Who Was Daniel Boone? it tells a tale of Daniel Boone's life and the challenges, achievements and personal change he went through himself. He was called "Big Turtle" by the Native Americans and was the best shot whereever he went. I recommend this book because of all the exciting parts.
Sydelle Kramer is the author of many nonfiction graded readers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.More about Sydelle Kramer...