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Davy Crockett: A Photoillustrated Biography
ISBN: 9780736811101
Author: Feeney, Kathy
Publisher: Bridgestone Books
Published: January 2002
Retail: $22.65    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Language: Bilingual
Annotation: Meet great leaders and innovators in this inspiring series. Enjoyable text describes the lasting impact of each of these remarkable people. Famous quotations give readers a sense of each person's character. Chronologies of their live support and clarify details and events. This series explores and supports the standard "The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage," as required by the National Standards for History.
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Physical Information: 0.32" H x 8.26" L x 8.30" W 24 pages
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Non-Fiction, History, Early Elementary, Biographies
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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2002 July)
Gr 2-4-These slim series entries spotlight their subjects' contributions to the exploration and frontier periods of U.S. history. Each spread consists of an illustration on one page with large-print text on the other. Crockett clearly separates fact and legend by sharing the tall-tale aspects of the man's life in the first and last chapters with chronologically organized, informational chapters as the primary focus in between. In Sacagawea, the author details the woman's role in the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as her Shoshone background, early marriage, and family while making it clear that actual facts about her life are limited. Captioned, high-quality photographs and adequate-quality reproductions appear in both books. While David Adler's "Picture Book Biography" series (Holiday) presents similar material about these figures in a more narrative style, some students may find the short, succinct sections of these books easier to read and easier for information retrieval.-Janie Schomberg, Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.