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Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
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1939 Daniel Boone by James Daugherty(The Viking Press)
Newberry Award Winner
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In the introduction the author writes a letter to Daniel Boone. "You never had any legal claim on Kentucky. You were not a leader of business enterprise like Mr. Henderson. You belonged to the Indian and the buffalo. You gave all and received nothing. Your were a romantic. You neglected your opportunities to get in on the ground floor. You were a free singing rider in a lost dream. Bus you kept your rendezvous with destiny." With that quote you get the tone of the book. Mr. Daugherty drew the illustrations and they have that same romantic flair. This book is not for the politically correct, because it was written at a time when there wasn't such a notion. If you read this and take out bias and flowery language, you can feel like you met the real Daniel Boone.

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