Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone by Esther Averill cover,  a boy sitting in a tent in a forested area, cooking over a fire

Cover of Daniel Boone

By Esther Averill, Domino Press, 1931

Daniel Boone: Les aventures d'un chasseur américain parmi les peaux-rouges

Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter Among the Indians

Written by Esther Averill

Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky

Paris, Domino press, 1931

11.5" x 14.75"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

In December 1930, the French magazine Art et décoration lamented the fact that France had fallen far behind the United States, England, and Russia in the quality of its children's books. Ironically, it was the appearance the following year of this illustrated narrative of American pioneering life that finally reignited French publishers' determination. Issued in both French- and English-language editions, Daniel Boone was the handiwork of an American expatriate living in Paris and a Russian illustrator who later made his way to New York.


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