A Picture Book of Davy Crockett By David A. Adler


Back of book: Davy Crockett was born on August 17, 1786 in a backwoods cabin in eastern Tennessee. At age twelve, David learned how to shoot a rifle. When he grew up, he won most of the shooting matches he entered and became a well-known storyteller. No matter where he lived, he was popular. He was elected to three terms in the House of Representatives. After being defeated in the congressional election of 1835, he was ready for new adventure. He rode to Texas, where he fought and died in the Battle of the Alamo.

My Review:  One of my units that I teach in Kindergarten is on explorers and pioneers. It can be slightly complicated teaching about historical figures to five year olds. So after some research I found the Picture Book Biographies. There are several different stories that are written on a level that all audiences can enjoy. Davy Crockett is a great look at a strong man who grew up in the rough and wild pioneer days. I used this book as the major part of my unit and the students really enjoyed it.

Ages 6 and up

32 Pages.

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