From his humble beginnings in east Tennessee to his valiant stand at the Alamo, this biography introduces young readers to the real person behind the larger-than-life image of Davy Crockett, highlighting the strong character traits of this Texas hero. Much more than a rough-and-tumble frontiersman, Davy Crockett was also a businessman, a U.S. congressman, and a freedom fighter whose accomplishments are detailed in this fascinating biography. Illustrations by Joy Fisher Hein create a detailed and accurate historical world to help young readers gain a deeper understanding of the legend and his life.
Mary Dodson Wade, a former educator and librarian, is the author of more than fifty books for children, including Christopher Columbus, Cinco de Mayo, I Am Houston, I'm Going to Texas/Yo Voy a Tejas, President's Day, C.S. Lewis: The Chronicler of Narnia and Joan Lowery Nixon: Masterful Mystery Writer. She and her husband live in Houston, Texas, and enjoy traveling. Mary has been selected to present her work at the Texas Librarians Association meeting.