Thursday, July 03, 2014

Picture Book of Daniel Boone

Picture Book of Daniel Boone
By David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler, illustrated by Matt Collins
New York:  Holiday House, 2013, Age 7-12

This story depicts the life of Daniel Boone. The struggles Boone experiences are exciting and the reader wonders if he will make it or not.

The author's writing style is descriptive, accurate and uses strong verbs like "toll" and "trapped," as well as challenging vocabulary like "expedition" and "rugged."

The illustrations are very detailed in a painted medium. They are clear and complement the text.

I thought this book was informational and a great learning resource for information about Daniel Boone. The text includes an author's note, important dates, source notes, selected bibliography and websites. The book had a lot of great information and I think children would enjoy the pictures as long as the lengthy text keeps their attention. Perhaps boys will especially relate to Boone's desire for adventure.

--review by EmKAsh

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