Courageous Heroes of the American West

Age Level: 10–14  Grade Level: 5–9

This revised series focuses on legendary figures of the American West. The short chapter format and high-interest topics make for easy and engaging reading, perfect for reluctant readers.

  • High-interest topics great for reluctant readers
  • Entertaining biographies of legendary American pioneers
  • New design adds "mini-novel" appearance
  • Supports the History/Social Studies curriculum
  • 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2012
  • Series Lexile: 740
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Bill Pickett

Bill Pickett

Courageous African-American Cowboy

William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green
Bill Pickett urged his horse forward chasing after the speedy steer. Like an acrobat, Pickett jumped onto the steer’s back, grabbing it by the horns. In the same motion, he twisted the steer’s neck up and bit its upper lip with his teeth...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4001-4
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $22.60
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Brigham Young

Brigham Young

Courageous Mormon Leader

William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green
Angry mobs had forced Brigham Young and his fellow Mormons out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. As leader of the Mormon Church, Young needed a safe place for his followers to live and worship freely. So with more than 5,000 Mormon settlers, Young crossed prairies, climbed mountains, and overcame hardship to reach his Promised Land—an unsettled region near the Great Salt Lake of Utah...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4004-5
Binding: Library Ed.
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Buffalo Bill Cody

Buffalo Bill Cody

Courageous Wild West Showman

William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green
Buffalo Bill rode his speedy horse toward a herd of buffalo. With careful aim, Bill dropped a buffalo with one shot. Before the day ended, he bagged ten more. In less than eighteen months, he had killed thousands...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4007-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Courageous Wild West Woman

William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green
What was Calamity Jane's real name? Was she a horse thief and a preacher's daughter? Did she actually serve under General George Custer? The truth and myth are difficult to separate in the wild life of Calamity Jane...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4010-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

Courageous Frontiersman

William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green
Through the untamed wilderness, Daniel Boone marched forward. He was leading a group of workers to carve out the Wilderness Road. Over hills, through dense forests, along stony paths, and fending off American Indian attacks, Boone never quit...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4002-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett

Courageous Hero of the Alamo

William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green
Hopelessly outnumbered, Davy Crockett and the defenders of the Alamo rallied around the battle cry, "Victory or Death!" The courageous Texans chose to defend the fort in San Antonio against more than two thousand Mexican soldiers...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4005-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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