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The escapades of our favorite plucky armadillo continue with this latest book in Mary Brooke Casad’s popular series. Bluebonnet always manages to teach youngsters an important lesson, and this time, it’s all about preserving and sharing history. The story opens with hungry Bluebonnet digging away in the Alamo gardens for a snack. The adventure begins when Bluebonnet meets another armadillo, whose family has lived at the Alamo since the days of the famous battle. In fact, this armadillo has Jim Bowie’s knife. Can Bluebonnet convince him to leave it with the Alamo museum so that the public can view it, too? Find out in another enjoyable joint effort by Mary Brooke Casad and Benjamin Vincent.
About the Author
Mary Brooke Casad is a Louisiana native and a resident of Sulphur Springs, Texas. She received a BA in journalism from Southern Methodist University and is the author of Pelican’s Bluebonnet at Johnson Space Center, Bluebonnet at the East Texas Oil Museum, Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot, Bluebonnet at the State Fair of Texas, Bluebonnet at Dinosaur Valley State Park, Bluebonnet at the Ocean Star Museum, Bluebonnet at the Texas State Capitol, and Bluebonnet CD. Casad created Bluebonnet, the well-traveled armadillo, to teach Texas children about their rich local history.
About the Illustrator
Benjamin Vincent is a freelance illustrator based in Dallas, Texas. He also illustrates for magazines and advertising agencies, creates vision drawings for corporations, paints, and is a well-known caricature artist. Vincent, the illustrator of seven of Casad’s Bluebonnet Series books, received a BA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
BLUEBONNET AT THE ALAMO
By Mary Brooke Casad
Illustrated by Benjamin Vincent
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
32 pp. 8.5 x 11
31 color illus.