This title is suitable for ages 5 to 7 years. The heroic life of Stephen F. Austin, the 'Father of Texas', is vividly portrayed in this biography. In 1821, Austin led an intrepid group of colonists to settle parts of Spanish-controlled Texas. Over the course of the next 15 years he negotiated, cajoled, and eventually took up arms against the newly independent Mexico to eventually help found the Republic of Texas. Austin's patience, courage, and character are celebrated throughout this resource for emerging readers.
Mary Dodson Wade is a retired educator and librarian and the author of more than fifty books, including Christopher Columbus, Cinco De Mayo, I Am Houston, I'm Going to Texas, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and Tsunami: Monster Waves.