Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sarah's Courage - Karen Leet

Sarah's Courage is a children's book with special meaning for Kentuckians. This book is part fictional story and party Kentucky history.
This book is described as a Kentucky frontier kidnapping. The first part is a fictional story based on the true-life kidnapping of Daniel Boone's daughter Jemima. The second part of the book is a recounting of Jemima's kidnapping by Indians, and many tales of life in frontier Kentucky.

I found the first part interesting and entertaining, and expect my grandkids to feel the same. The second part was more dry and a little preachy. It's too bad that the author felt the need to season an interesting historical book with tidbits intended to make our ancestors seem guilty of everything from genocide to ruining the environment. My advice is read part one and then use part two for a door stop. Part one is still highly recommended.

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