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Davy Crockett

Author: Constance Rourke
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace and Co., ©1934.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blending myth and reality, Constance Rourke aimed to get at the heart of Davy Crockett, whose hold on the American imagination was firm even before he died at the Alamo. Davy Crockett, published in 1934, pioneered in showing the backwoodsman{u2019}s transformation into a folk hero. It remains a basic in the Crockett literature.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rourke, Constance, 1885-1941.
Davy Crockett.
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co. [©1934]
(OCoLC)579028843
Online version:
Rourke, Constance, 1885-1941.
Davy Crockett.
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co. [©1934]
(OCoLC)607850609
Named Person: Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constance Rourke
OCLC Number: 718089
Notes: Maps on lining-papers.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 1935.
Description: xiii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Cradled in a snapping turtle's shell --
A boy roams over the mountains --
Along the rivers --
When hunters meet --
The Indian fighter --
Breezes of luck --
Into the shakes --
Wringing the tail off a comet --
To Texas --
The story of five strange companions --
The Alamo --
Sunrise in his pocket.
Responsibility: by Constance Rourke ; illustrated by James MacDonald.

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Blending myth and reality, Constance Rourke aimed to get at the heart of Davy Crockett, whose hold on the American imagination was firm even before he died at the Alamo. Davy Crockett, published in 1934, pioneered in showing the backwoodsman{u2019}s transformation into a folk hero. It remains a basic in the Crockett literature.

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