The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road

The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road

by Cheryl Harness

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Overview

Daniel Boone's story is every young adventurer's fantasy: A childhood in Pennsylvania spent hunting on lands shared with Native Americans; a coming-of-age fighting in the French and Indian War; and the fulfillment of a life's dream with the blazing of the Wilderness Road across the Appalachian Mountains and the settling of Boonesborough in Kentucky. Add to this the rescue of his daughter from Shawnee warriors, and readers are quickly in the thick of another irresistible Cheryl Harness History.

Once again, Cheryl Harness combines lively storytelling with vividly detailed illustrations to transport readers back to an exciting era in American history. During Daniel Boone's 86-year life, Colonial America is transformed into a revolutionary republic, trails morph into roads and highways, and Americans discover new ways to travel—by canal, and by steam-powered boats and trains. Readers journey through these formative milestones in America's great westward expansion with the aid of a time line running along each page, 200-plus illustrations, maps, sidebars, primary-source quotations, and resource lists. The amazing, true story of Daniel Boone will give readers insight into an era of explosive change and unforgettable adventure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426301452
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 09/11/2007
Series: Cheryl Harness Histories Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,206,034
Product dimensions: 7.81(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: NC1130L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Cheryl Harness is the author and/or illustrator of numerous children’s books, including seven picture book biographies for National Geographic. She has a natural talent for making history fun for kids, injecting the "wow" factor into the lives of America’ s historical heroes and heroines. A multi-award winning author and illustrator, she lives in her historic hometown of Independence MO. Visit Cheryl Harness at her Web site: www.cherylharness.com.

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The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wvlibrarydude on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Folksy look at life of Daniel Boone. Based on previous knowledge (admittedly sketchy), this book seemed to be accurate. I really enjoyed the illustrations, presentation and especially the time line of current evens in the world during the narration. I look forward to reading other books in the series.