Texas Jack, a long-eared jackrabbit, tells the story of the Alamo and the brave men who fought and died at the most famous battle in Texas history. Vibrant illustrations by James Rice bring to life the events of the struggle. In this tale you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel William Travis, and the Mexican general Santa Anna.
Texas Jack vividly describes the course of the battle, and the carefully researched illustrations recreate the Alamo exactly as it was in 1836. Readers age eight and up will enjoy the story, and Texans and non-Texans alike will be enchanted by this historical account of the birth of the Lone Star State.
About the Author/Illustrator
James Rice is a well-known author and illustrator of children’s books. He has written fifteen books, and illustrated eight others. Rice is perhaps best known for his Gaston the Alligator Series, and more than 600,000 copies of his books are in print. The Texas Commission on the Arts has appointed him to the Texas Artist-in-Residence program.
TEXAS JACK AT THE ALAMO
Written and Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
21 Color and B/W illustrations