Davy Crockett Saves the World

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HarperCollins, Aug 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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What will happen when the great Davy Crockett comes head to head with Halley's Comet?

It's the
biggest
fiercest
ball of fire ire
that EVER lit
up the heavens!

(And why does Davy Crockett
wear a coonskin cap anyway?)

Rosalyn Schanzer peppers her telling with flavorful exaggerations, flamboyantly regaling readers with a larger-than-life drama played out in pictures bursting with color, humor, action, and detail.

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User Review  - Skaide1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book a lot. I thought the book Davy Crockett Saves the World was a great way to introduce a member from history to young readers. I liked that instead of textbook format, the author ... Read full review

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It's so great when we can ruin our children's idea of what is actually historically correct with craptastic parody history like "Davy Crockett Saves the World." In a world where our education system is already failing us, Rosalyn Schanzer, comes in to use a frontiersman in a NASA era world, insuring a future full of children who have no idea what really happened in the past and how to apply it to the future. As a historian, I give this book a negative five stars and encourage Rosalyn Schanzer to start using her creativity to create new characters instead of stealing them from history and smudging the story that is already written. 

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About the author (2001)

Patricia Lauber is the highly acclaimed author of, among others, Volcano, a Newbery Honor Book, and Flood, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Her fascination with horses began in childhood, when she loved to read about them. She learned to ride, and at the age of twelve spent a memorable summer on a ranch in New Mexico. Patricia Lauber lives with her husband in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Rosalyn Schanzer has written and illustrated several outstanding children's books, including her How We Crossed the West, which received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, and, most recently, Gold Fever! As a child, she always enjoyed reading stories about horses. By the time the artist was twelve years old, she'd read all of the Black Stallion books, by Walter Farley; then she studied the muscle structures of horses so that she could draw them herself. Rosalyn Schanzer lives with her husband, Steve, their children, Adam and Kim, and their family dog, Jones, in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Patricia Lauber and Rosalyn Schanzer recently collaborated on The True-or-False Book of Cats, which School Library Journal called "A delightful look at the behavior of these popular pets ... A book that will frequently stray from the shelf."

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