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Heroic Folk (Chester Comix with Content)

Bentley Boyd (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

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Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Chester Comix

Language: English

ISBN: 1933122359

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x .2 inches

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Description

HEROIC FOLK
Americans like to tell stories about larger-than-life characters that match the grand landscape of our continent. This book of Chester the Crab’s adventures shows how America’s folk tales and legends are often connected to historical fact because these stories tell us something about ourselves.

You’ll learn about these and other famous American icons in this funny, colorful graphic novel that will excite young readers, prepare students for further learning about history, and give kids insight into current events.

CHAPTER 1: JOHNNY APPLESEED
After the United States won its independence as a nation, John Chapman was one of the first real Americans to pick up a story larger than himself. Legends are also simpler versions of the historical fact. The real “Johnny Appleseed” didn’t just wander the woods flinging apple seeds around; he lived a careful, thoughtful life that knitted the growing American frontier together.

-Where did Johnny Appleseed walk?
-When was there a war in the woods?
-How many apple seeds did he plant?
-How do flowers become apples?
-What is Johnny Appleseed’s legend?

CHAPTER 2: DAVY CROCKETT
Frontiersman Davy Crockett’s legend was so popular in the 1950s that American boys begged for fake coonskin caps to wear on their imaginary adventures. But Crockett was a real man of the early 1800s who also served in Congress and defended the rights of American Indians. His own legend got a publicity boost when people started a campaign to make him president of the United States.

-Where was Davy Crockett born?
-Who fought the Creek Indians in 1813?
-Who fought Andrew Jackson in D.C.?
-Why do we remember the Alamo?

CHAPTER 3: SAM HOUSTON
He was called “The Raven” when he lived with the Cherokee Indians. Sam Houston was a hero similar to Davy Crockett – always on the move between the American settlements and the Native American towns on the frontier. And when the frontier moved west and hit Texas, both Crockett and Houston would find their destiny there.

Where did Sam Houston grow up?
Why did Virginians move west?
How did Jackson and Houston differ?
How does Houston lead the Texans?
Who was the first president of Texas?

CHAPTER 4: JOHN HENRY
Dozens of songs, cartoons, and re-tellings of railroad man John Henry have made him seem like the most fanciful of the early American legends. But new research has added a lot of historical detail to his tale. John Henry is the perfect character for examining how storytelling and history connect in an author’s choice of character, setting, and plot.

Was John Henry a legend?
Where was John Henry’s setting?
Who were John Henry’s characters?
How did music move John Henry?
What was John Henry’s conclusion?

About Chester Comix:
The Comix with Content Series follows the adventures of a lovable Chesapeake blue crab named Chester as he learns about history and economics. Each comic book in the series is broken down into 4 related stories. Watch as your kids build a framework of history in their memories through this highly visual and engaging approach.