- Age Range: 6 and up
- Library Binding: 32 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (August 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688169929
- ISBN-13: 978-0688169923
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,424,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Davy Crockett Saves the World Library Binding – August 1, 2001
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-The legend of this backwoods hero has resonated with generations of American children. Schanzer has based her tale on a story published in one of the small paperback Davy Crockett almanacs that became popular after Crockett was elected to Congress. She relates how the President calls upon Davy Crockett, through an ad in the newspaper, to destroy Halley's Comet before the fiery mass hits Earth. Unfortunately, Crockett is too busy practicing dance steps in an attempt to woo Sally Sugartree to read the newspaper, but when the apple of his eye sees the ad, they rush to Washington. The climax of the story is the hero's battle with the comet and, true to his tall-tale image, he saves the planet. Full- and double-page frolicsome illustrations feature bold colors and cartoon characters that underline the humor of the story. They depict the comet as a terrifying monster with awesome powers, but one that is eventually deflated by Crockett's strength. Even libraries with several tall tales on their shelves will appreciate this fresh look at a legendary character.
Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Depicted as a clean-shaved, strong-jawed, Rambo-esque figure in form-fitting buckskins, Davy cuts a truly admirable figure." -- Kirkus Review
A thundering good choice for reading aloud. -- ALA Booklist (starred review)
Tall-tale aficionados will be more than ready to face danger with Davy. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children' s Books