This one’s definitely a classic. Originally published in the 1970s, Daniel Boone: Taming the Wilds includes language in it that we typically don’t hear these days… some might call it “politically incorrect,” with usage like “white man,” and the term “Indians” used rather than “Native Americans”… but if this doesn’t bother you, this book is still an interesting story of the adventures Daniel Boone encountered back in our nation’s history when its lands were still unbridled.
Zack loved these stories, this was definitely a book that would appeal to boys. The opening story tells of how young Daniel roamed the woods one day with a young Indian boy, and about how he wished he could be “free” and unsaddled with typical chores at home, just like the other boy. (What young boy hasn’t had those thoughts!)
My one reservation about fully recommending this book for young ones, is that there are some scenes of violence. In several scenes it describes how the Indians attacked and killed settlers encroaching on their territory. I’m pretty conservative when it comes to protecting my kiddos from that sort of thing at this age, so I read an edited version of these events. Zack still enjoyed the excitement of the moments without being burdened with unnecessary details… were he a bit older, it’d be no big deal, as the scenes are not graphic in the least, just factual. But because of those scenes, and the fact that there are no illustrations, I’d recommend this book for ages 7 and up. 🙂
This classic book is available today for 99 cents.
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