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Daniel Boone is a familiar name to most Americans, but few know the myriad trails he blazed that led to his fame. Beginning with his birth in the Pennsylvania backwoods and culminating in his final days in Missouri, Daniel Boone: Trailblazer demonstrates the American legend’s pioneer spirit and his constant need for more “elbow room.”
Although Boone spent a lifetime leading pioneers westward to find land, he continually lost his own to land speculators. This lively picture book offers young readers a simple, chronological glimpse of his gains and losses, adventures, and roles as farmer, hunter, surveyor, statesman, husband, father, and grandfather. Boone emerges as a heroic figure, successful and beloved despite his setbacks.
Always on the go, Boone’s persistence and frontier fortitude make this a riveting read for all ages. Illustrations by Joan C. Waites capture the spirit of the intrepid explorer and depict the American wilderness as it once was.
About the Author
Author Nancy Kelly Allen lives with her husband and two dogs in Hazard, Kentucky, in the same log house in which she grew up. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Kentucky and has written several children’s books. She recently retired from her work as a primary-school librarian.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Joan C. Waites has illustrated over thirty-five books for the educational and trade marketplace, including two previous books for Pelican: Moon’s Cloud Blanket and The Waving Girl. Joan lives and works in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Gerard, and their three children.
By Nancy Kelly Allen
Illustrated by Joan C. Waites
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.