Davy Crockett’s life on the frontier, accomplishments as a soldier, and career as a politician are expertly detailed through the letters of the alphabet. In entries such as A is for Alamo and B is for Betsy (the name of his famous rifle), Crockett comes to life in this biography for young readers. Complete with a timeline of important events in Crockett’s life and vibrant illustrations, this is a must-read for young students of the legendary man. “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead” and explore the life of this American icon.
About the Author
William R. Chemerka is an award-winning educator, writer, lecturer, historical interpreter, and actor. He established the Alamo Society in 1986 and is the publisher and editor of the Alamo Journal as well as the author of Pelican’s The Alamo from A to Z. He has been an on-camera consultant for six History Channel productions. Chemerka lives in Barnegat, New Jersey.
About the Illustrator
Wade Dillon is a freelance illustrator and tour guide at the Alamo. He participates in reenactments of the event and considers himself an enthusiast. He has provided artwork for Knife World, the Alamo Journal, and the Crockett Chronicle and also illustrated Chemerka’s previous title, The Alamo from A to Z. Dillon resides in San Antonio, Texas.
DAVY CROCKETT FROM A TO Z
By William R. Chemerka
Illustrated by Wade Dillon
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.