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Product Details

  • Series: Explorers of the New Worlds
  • Library Binding: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publications (February 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791055108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791055106
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,780,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Gr 4-6-Colorful and compact, these volumes offer solid entry-level reading that is nearly on a par with good adventure fiction. The texts are lively and accessible, and the illustrations are well chosen and diverse: maps, portraits, facsimile letters and documents, historical drawings and paintings, and even photographs of the present-day places that these explorers once roamed. Plentiful sidebars extract main ideas from each chapter or offer interesting trivia about the men and their times. The authors provide a detailed background of the political, social, and sometimes religious forces that inspired the explorers to venture into the unknown. Occasionally, there is subtle fictionalizing in an attempt to explain what these heroes must have been thinking in times of triumph or duress, but it is not awkward or distracting. The glossaries seem incomplete and a bit arbitrary. While these books contain the same basic information found in comparable biographies, their concise, attractive format and crisp writing give them a substantial edge. This is engaging nonfiction that students might first pick up to write a report and then end up reading cover to cover.-William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard Strattan on April 11, 2002
Format: Library Binding
My initial perusal of this book picked up the following rather blatant mistakes:
Back Cover: "Wearing a cap made from raccoon skin . . ." (In real life, Daniel Boone never wore a coonskin cap.)
Page 13: The homestead is comprised of 250 acres, not 25.
Page 17: Fort Necessity is NOT located "at the site where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers merge to form the Ohio." That's where Fort Duquesne, later Fort Pitt, stood. Fort Necessity is 50 miles to the southeast.
Page 19: The caption identifies Boone's rifle as "Lick-Ticker." Try "Tick Licker."
Page 47: Two, not three, of Boone's children were killed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avi Hathor, M. A. on June 24, 2003
Format: Library Binding
One of many books about Boone. This one lacks the substance of many others. The best is that by Lyman Draper. Second is that by Nathan Boone. The book by John Bakeless is a very good earlier study, and covers all the ground well. I suggest this book for younger people, but scholars will want to look elsewhere.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard Strattan on April 11, 2002
Format: Library Binding
My initial perusal of this book picked up the following rather blatant mistakes:
Back Cover: "Wearing a cap made from raccoon skin . . ." (In real life, Daniel Boone never wore a coonskin cap.)
Page 13: The homestead is comprised of 250 acres, not 25.
Page 17: Fort Necessity is NOT located "at the site where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers merge to form the Ohio." That's where Fort Duquesne, later Fort Pitt, stood. Fort Necessity is 50 miles to the southeast.
Page 19: The caption identifies Boone's rifle as "Lick-Ticker." Try "Tick Licker."
Page 47: Two, not three, of Boone's children were killed.
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