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YOUNG DAVY CROCKETT: THE WILD FRONTIER WITH DINOSAURS

February 22, 2022

When young Davy Crockett returns home after a long absence, he finds that many of his town’s hunters have gone missing. Being a skilled hunter himself, Davy knows that the only time hunters disappear is when they are being hunted by something more skilled than them. Making it his responsibility to find out what’s happening, Davy searches the local forests, but what he discovers is something he has never encountered before: dinosaurs. 

In YOUNG DAVY CROCKETT: THE WILD FRONTIER WITH DINOSAURS, a nearly fourteen-year-old Davy Crockett is tested by his angry and often drunk father, his brothers, the wilds, and some mysterious goings-on. Somehow, prehistoric beasts are appearing in the forests of Holston Valley, threatening Davy’s family and his way of life. Curious to a fault, Davy seeks answers and attempts to hunt them…a creature no hunter has ever faced before.

 

“A quirky and brave coming of age adventure for young readers.”


Megan D. Harding, Author of FALLEN

 

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite


Young Davy Crockett: The Wild Frontier with Dinosaurs is a work of
fiction in the thriller, action, adventure, and fantasy subgenres. It
was penned for the young adult audience by author Kevin James
Breaux and, as the title suggests, mixes the history of Davy
Crockett with an exciting new fantasy plot involving dangerous
prehistoric beasts. Thirteen-year-old Davy already has plenty to
contend with, given his wild family and their raw way of life on the
frontier, but now these dangerous beasts pose an even bigger
threat. Davy must hunt them down and solve the mystery as to why
these creatures are in his territory.
Whilst the concept from the title sounds pretty unusual, it’s
amazing how quickly a skilled author like Kevin James Breaux can
bring you into his concept and have you totally on board with the
dinosaur hunting mystery that this charming little novel unfolds for
you. One of the features which I enjoyed most about the work was
its vivid descriptions of the action scenes, which played out in a
fantastic cinematic style that will be easy for the target audience to
imagine in all its glory. The work is also suitable for the top end of
the middle-grade reading audience, and I’m certain plenty of adult
readers will get a great kick out of its concise narrative style, which
is packed with action and snappy dialogue. Overall, I would
certainly recommend Young Davy Crockett: The Wild Frontier with
Dinosaurs to fans of historic and prehistoric adventure fiction who
want to be surprised and thrilled on every page.

 

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