A picture book of Sam Houston

by Adler, David A.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j F390.H84 A45 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  j F390.H84 A45 2012
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 92 HOUSTON
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  92 HOUSTON
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B HOUSTON
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B HOUSTON
Penn Hills Library Early Readers E j 92 HOU
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Early Readers
Call Number  E j 92 HOU
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 92 HOUSTON
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92 HOUSTON
Sam Houston was a teacher, a lawyer, a war hero, and statesman. He is best known for defeating the Mexican Army in 1836 and establishing Texas as an independent nation. He served two terms as the president of the Republic of Texas and helped Texas to become the twenty-eighth state.

For almost thirty years, David Adler's Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler's "expert mixtures of facts and personality" ( Booklist ) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The latest book in David Adler's long-running Picture Book Biography series, one of seven coauthored with his son, introduces Sam Houston. After the opening scenes highlighting dramatic moments from the Texas Revolution (Remember the Alamo!), the narrative tells Houston's life story, from his birth, in 1793, to his death, in 1863. Written primarily in short sentences, the clear text traces his remarkable career as a teacher, soldier, lawyer, U.S. representative, and governor of Tennessee. Sent by President Jackson to Texas, he fought for its independence from Mexico, became the first president of the Republic, and achieved its annexation as the twenty-eighth American state. He later served Texas as a U.S. senator and as governor. Colorful and sometimes dramatic, the digital illustrations dramatize Houston's life and times in scenes with a painterly look. A time line, source notes, a source bibliography, and a short list of recommended websites are appended. A good introductory biography of this significant figure in American history.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the battle of San Jacinto during the Texas revolution against Mexico, Sam Houston famously declared, "We are Texans.... If you wish to fight, here is your chance and now is the time.... Remember the Alamo!" But Houston's life was filled with many other formidable victories and setbacks, which are explored in this concise but comprehensive portrait of the American patriot. Houston (1793-1863) lived with Cherokee Indians for three years, was headmaster of his own school in Maryville, Tenn., and was later elected as governor of that state. When his first marriage ended after three months, he resigned as governor; Houston's second marriage also ended in divorce, though his third lasted. Following the victory at San Jacinto, Houston was elected as president of the Republic of Texas and then to the U.S. Senate after Texas became a state. Collins continues to demonstrate his skill with historical subjects, offering vivid battle scenes and detailed images of a dawning America. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Adler, David A. Picture book biography.
Subjects Houston, Sam, -- 1793-1863 -- Juvenile literature.
Houston, Sam, -- 1793-1863.
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography.
Governors -- Texas -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Governors -- Texas.
Texas -- History -- To 1846 -- Juvenile literature.
Texas -- History -- To 1846.
Publisher New York :Holiday House,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Sam Houston
Contributors Adler, Michael S.
Collins, Matt.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780823423699 (hbk.)
0823423697 (hbk.)
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