Davy Crockett 2016031794, 9781634721516, 9781634722834, 9781634722179, 9781634723497, 1634721519, 1634722833

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Davy Crockett in a

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 2016031794, 9781634721516, 9781634722834, 9781634722179, 9781634723497, 1634721519, 1634722833

Table of contents :
Cover......Page 1
Table of Contents......Page 5
My Story......Page 6
Timeline......Page 24
Index......Page 26

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my itty-bitty bio

Davy Crockett

my itty-bitty bio

Davy Crockett

Published in the United States of America by Cherry Lake Publishing Ann Arbor, Michigan www.cherrylakepublishing.com Content Adviser: Ryan Emery Hughes, Doctoral Student, School of Education, University of Michigan Reading Adviser: Marla Conn MS, Ed., Literacy specialist, Read-Ability, Inc. Book Design: Jennifer Wahi Illustrator: Jeff Bane Photo Credits: © Melinda Fawver/Shutterstock, 5; © North Wind Picture Archives / Alamy Stock Photo, 7; © anthony Heflin/Shutterstock, 9, 22; © Don Smetzer / Alamy Stock Photo, 11; © Kent Weakley/Shutterstock, 13; © Niday Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo, 15, 23; © Fotosearch / Stringer/Getty, 17; © Everett Historical/ Shutterstock, 19; © C. Stuart/Library of Congress, 21; Cover, 6, 12, 18, Jeff Bane; Various frames throughout, Shutterstock Images Copyright ©2017 by Cherry Lake Publishing All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Haldy, Emma E., author. | Bane, Jeff, 1957- illustrator. Title: Davy Crockett / Emma E. Haldy ; illustrated by Jeff Bane. Description: Ann Arbor : Cherry Lake Publishing, 2017. | Series: My itty-bitty bio | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Audience: Grades K-3. Identifiers: LCCN 2016031794| ISBN 9781634721516 (hardcover) | ISBN 9781634722834 (pbk.) | ISBN 9781634722179 (pdf) | ISBN 9781634723497 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836--Juvenile literature. | Pioneers--Tennessee--Biography--Juvenile literature. | Legislators--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature. | United States. Congress. House--Biography--Juvenile literature. | Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)--Siege, 1836--Juvenile literature. Classification: LCC F436.C95 H35 2017 | DDC 976.804092 [B] --dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016031794 Printed in the United States of America Corporate Graphics

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table of contents

My Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Timeline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

About the author: Emma E. Haldy is a former librarian and a proud Michigander. She lives with her husband, Joe, and an ever-growing collection of books. About the illustrator: Jeff Bane and his two business partners own a studio along the American River in Folsom, California, home of the 1849 Gold Rush. When Jeff’s not sketching or illustrating for clients, he’s either swimming or kayaking in the river to relax.

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my story

I was born in 1786. I lived in Tennessee. I had eight brothers and sisters. 4

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I enjoyed the outdoors. I liked to hunt. I did not like school. 6

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I ran away from home when I was 13 years old. I worked. I explored the American frontier. 8

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What part of the world would you like to explore? Why?

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I came home to help my father. I got married. I had six children. 10

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I joined the Tennessee militia. I served for two years. I proved that I was a strong leader. 12

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I decided to become a politician. I enjoyed serving my community. I loved telling stories. I was famous for my speeches. 14

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Do you like to tell stories? Why or why not?

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I tried to do what I thought was right. Not everyone agreed with me. I lost some elections. I was tired of politics. I decided to try something new. 16

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I wanted to move to Texas. It was part of Mexico. Texans wanted freedom. They had started a war. 18

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I joined the fight. I died in the Battle of the Alamo. I was an adventurous man. I had an exciting life. I loved the frontier! 20

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What would you like to ask me?

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timeline

1799 1780 Born 1786 22

1821 1880 Died 1836 23

glossary & index

glossary elections (i-LEK-shuhnz) system of choosing leaders by voting frontier (fruhn-TEER) the far edge of a country militia (muh-LISH-uh) a group of people who are trained to fight but are not soldiers politician (pah-li-TISH-uhn) a person elected to the government

index Battle of the Alamo, 20 birth, 4

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childhood, 6, 8

militia, 12

family, 4, 10

Texas, 18

my itty-bitty bio introduces the youngest readers to important cultural figures. Each biography uses simple, short sentences and words familiar to young readers to detail the subject’s life. Biographies are written in an engaging first-person voice, with historical and contemporary photos and illustrations to keep the reader’s interest. Simple questions prompt readers to compare their lives to that of the biography subject. A timeline in the backmatter uses repeated images and information learned earlier in the book to reinforce the material. A glossary and index are also included.

Read all these itty-bitty bio titles: Abraham Lincoln Amelia Earhart Benjamin Franklin Booker T. Washington Davy Crockett Eleanor Roosevelt Florence Griffith Joyner

Frederick Douglass George Washington Helen Keller Jackie Robinson Jane Goodall Jimmy Carter Marian Anderson

Martin Luther King, Jr. Maya Angelou Mother Teresa Rosa Parks Sacagawea Walt Disney

GR: K

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