Daniel Boone Frontiersman By Janet Benge

Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. In search of a land to call his own, Daniel Boone fearlessly led a band of brave settlers into bountiful Kentucky wilderness, where his heroic accomplishments on the frontier made him an American legend for all time (1734-1820). Gr. 4-up Daniel Boone Frontiersman


Janet Benge ↠ 6 SUMMARY

This was part of our homeschool unit on Daniel Boone. It’s fairly prolific and very informative. Sometimes it was a bit dry, and others times it was too graphic (for my boys) in its descriptions of skirmishes with the Indians. Overall, I think it was a great resource, and I learned a ton. English Unsure about marriage to 5'3 Rebecca, he cut her favorite apron while they were eating pie 🥧 to see how she would respond. She did not fly into a rage, but maintained calm and a gentle spirit.
After that Daniel knew she was the chosen one, married her at 17 and had 10 children together.
Once in a war, where Daniel Boones daughter was kidnapped, he tracked the Indians for several days and ended up killing an Indian chieftains son and rescued his daughter.
When Daniel Boone was captured, instead of killing and revenge, the chieftain would adopt the frontiersman to take the place of his dead son.
The culture was different back then as Daniel Boone, owned a slave and conducted the marriage of his son to a 14 year old girl.
The frontiersman would tell stories to his grandchildren, While it may have been necessary to fight them. I am very sorry that I ever killed a Shawnee. They have been kinder to me and kept their word more often then the white people I know. English Enjoyed learning about the life of this man. Interesting fact, Daniel never wore a coin skin cap, he disliked them. English Just too gruesome for me. Very sad. Shows well how their were good and bad of whites and native Americans. 13+ English Boring. So boring. English

A good, simple book on the life and history of Daniel Boone. Interesting to read about the lives of those early pioneers in the beginning of America days. Talk about a pretty difficult and brutal way of life. Makes you appreciate all of the modern day amenities that we are so used to. English 3.5 stars.
I grew up admiring Daniel Boone and Davy Crocket. Walt Disney made both these frontiersmen come alive on the TV screen. I appreciated the honesty and factual details of this short biography of the pioneer. The early move toward the west via Kentucky and Ohio involved dangerous times, conflicts with the British, the French, and the Native American tribes. English This was a fascinating story and history lesson about the great hunter and explorer, Daniel Boone. It gave interesting insight into what life was like in the 1700s. It made me grateful that I wasn't born in that time, and also grateful for how hard our forefathers worked to pave an easier road for the rest of us! I recommend this to families taking a road trip. Great for boys or any kids passionate about adventure - ages 10 and up. English Listened to this audible with my 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter. Here are their thoughts.

“He was very much a legend. He was very brave. I would describe him as fearless in the face of danger. Daniel Boone is very adventurous and loved the outdoors. He has a very big family and loves to have people around him. He likes to be the leader.”

“Be warned that there are a lot of intense parts. There are a lot of fighting with the Indians. There are also a lot of great parts in the book.”

“Daniel Boone had a pretty hard life. His story taught me to stay calm in times of danger and to act quickly.”
English I love the books the Benges have written. Each one is special in its own way, but my favorite ones are the ones that show the way the main person the book lived their lives—I’ve come across one or two biographies by them that seemed to just tell the story, but some are good at taking you there, as well.

Daniel Boone: Frontiersman was one of them. We got to listen to it while on a trip, and several times when my mom had to talk to my brother, she had to call his name multiple times in order to get his attention! That’s the mark of a well-written story.

Daniel Boone lived a very adventurous life, always wanting to go explore or experience something new. He rarely became content with a place, because the regions beyond always called to him, and throughout his life he always was moving on to something new and exciting, which his patient wife then had to turn into a semblance of home.

I feel like this biography captured Daniel Boone’s life pretty well. Of course, there are always things that may be missed—but I learned a lot of little facts about him that I haven’t picked up elsewhere, and the story was interesting enough that it is easier to remember than other similar books that I have read.

Note: This book may not be for younger readers under the age of 10 or so. There is some violence, as wars are described and there is some fighting with Indians. English