Voices of the Alamo - Sherry Garland

Garland, Sherry.  Ronald Himler, illustrator.  Voices of the Alamo.  New York:  Pelican Publishing Company, 2004.  40 p.; hardcover ISBN 1-58980-222-5 $15.95; New York:  Scholastic Press, c2000.  40 p.; hardcover ISBN 0-590-98833-6.  Picture Book.
Pelican Publishing Company recommendation:  ages 5-8; School Library Journal recommendation:  Grades 3-6.
            This imaginative, pleasantly illustrated interpretation of Texas history begins with the thoughts of a Payaya maiden in 1500.  As time progresses, other people who participated in the making of Texas describe themselves and share their thoughts.  A Mexican peasant forced into the army, a settler in Austin's colony, William Barrett Travis, and General Sam Houston are some of those portrayed in this vision.  A two-page historical note at the end of the book explains the text for the teacher.  There is a pronouncing glossary of 13 words, a selected bibliography of seven books for adult readers, and six suggestions for further reading for juveniles. [Courtesy: Lucie Olson's The Alamo and the Texas Revolution, An Annotated Bibliography. DRT Alamo Library, 2004.] 
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