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Title:
Daniel Boone : frontier legend
Author:
McCarthy, Pat, 1940-
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the life and times of Daniel Boone, a man associated with the exploration of Kentucky and the westward expansion of the American frontier.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.8 4.0 36080.
ISBN:
9780766012561
Format :
Book

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Author Pat McCarthy explores the fascinating life of the man who blazed trails, built towns, and learned the ways of the American Indians well enough to be adopted as one of them. Showing the many myths and legends that have developed about Daniel Boone throughout history, McCarthy helps separate fact from fiction in the life of the great early American pioneer who is best known for having opened the Wilderness Road to the West.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Bruns and McCarthy both try to separate fact from fiction while striving to provide accurate, evenhanded treatments of two individuals whose larger-than-life public personas grew even larger after their deaths. According to the back-cover blurbs, each book contains an "account of an inspiring individual whose accomplishments have had a great impact on history." It is hard to tell just what was so inspiring about Billy the Kid-the same cover also says that Billy "spent his short life engaged in all kinds of violent and criminal acts"-but no one can deny that his short life was both colorful and interesting. Daniel Boone's life was also remarkable. He was a trailblazer, a trapper, and a land developer. The books begin with an exciting incident from the subjects' lives and then present the details in a more traditional, linear fashion. The authors provide both positive and negative aspects of the men's personalities. Overall, these well-researched books are interesting to read and would be useful for reports. Unfortunately, although there is plenty of white space and the typeface is clear and large, the books are visually unexciting. They are illustrated with black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and boring graphics. These colorful lives and lively biographies deserve better treatment.-Dona J. Helmer, College Gate School Library, Anchorage, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.