Daniel Boone's Great Escape

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Daniel Boone's Great Escape

By Michael P. Spradlin; Ard Hoyt (Illustrator)

Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802795816, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2008

Description

While out hunting buffalo one day, the great Wild West explorer Daniel Boone was captured by powerful Shawnee warriors. Enraged by the settlers' murder of one of their own, the Shawnee chief decided to take Boone hostage as revenge. Even though he was eventually adopted by the Shawnee and grew accustomed to their way of life, Boone was constantly concerned about the safety of his family and friends. So when he heard that the Shawnee were preparing to attack the settlers in an attempt to regain their land, Boone decided to escape. Over four long days, he navigated the cruel landscape crossing wide rivers, hiding in tall grass or trees, covering his footsteps at every turn, and never looking back but all the while knowing that the angry warriors were in hot pursuit.

This little-known episode from the life of one of our most famous Western heroes provides a balanced look at a difficult time in our history, while presenting a stunning act of courage that will keep young readers on the edge of their seats.



About the Author
Michael P. Spradlin is the author of the New York Times bestseller It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies!, Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime, and Jack and Jill Went Up to Kill, as well as several children's picture books, the novels and manga volumes in the Spy Goddess series, and the Youngest Templar novels. He lives in Michigan with his family.

ARD HOYT has illustrated several picture books, including the best-selling" I'm a Manatee" by John Lithgow and" Saying Goodbye to Lulu", an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children s Book Award winner by Corinne Demas. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.