Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

In Their Own Words: Davy Crockett

In Their Own Words: Davy Crockett

by George Sullivan

"I stood no chance to become great in any other way than by accident."

With these words, Davy Crockett reflects on his extraordinary journey from growing up in the backwoods of Tennessee to becoming a congressperson in Washington, D.C. People often do not know the truth about the man made famous for the crucial role he played in the Battle of the Alamo.

Kids will find out about Davy's well-known sense of humor and dedication to helping those around him in this exciting biography.

9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author

George Sullivan George Sullivan published his first nonfiction children's book in 1961 and has since written more than 100 books on a wide variety of subjects, from sports to politics to history.

The Reading Toolkit

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books