James Daugherty

James Daugherty

American author James Daugherty (1889-1974) is known for his self-illustrated works about important figures from American history, particularly his biography of Daniel Boone. As a child, Daugherty was brought up listening to his grandfather's tales about the famous American frontiersman, while living a quiet country childhood in Indiana and Ohio. He later pursued art studies in London, which led him into his career as a book illustrator. The beloved stories of Daniel Boone followed Daugherty through his first assignment of his profession, which was to illustrate Stewart Edward White's Daniel Boone, all the way through the release of his Newbery Award-decorated juvenile biography of the American Frontier hero. Daugherty's singular work garnered applause from many reviewers for its uniqueness in style and concept, and its authenticity respecting Boone and his world. Following this triumph in 1939, inspired by his taste for the poetry of Walt Whitman, Daugherty proceeded to illustrate and edit the poet's work, America. This too was praised by critics; as with Daniel Boone, James Daugherty had captured the spirit of his subject, interpreting with freshness the already lively world of yet another American.

James Daugherty's works include:

  • Daniel Boone (1939)
  • Of Courage undaunted (1951)
  • Walt Whitman's America (edited and illustrated, 1964)
  • The Magna Charta
  • Poor Richard
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Abe Lincoln Grows Up
by Carl Sandburg
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Abraham Lincoln
by James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
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Andy and the Lion
by James Daugherty
from Puffin Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1939 Caldecott Honor Book
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Child's First Book of American History
by Earl Schenck Miers, James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 3rd-6th grade
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Child's First Book of American History
by Earl Schenck Miers, James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 3rd-6th grade
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Daniel Boone
by James, Daugherty
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-6th grade
1940 Newbery Medal winner
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Landing of the Pilgrims
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by James Daugherty
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for 5th-8th grade
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Landing of the Pilgrims
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by James Daugherty
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
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Landing of the Pilgrims
Landmark Series
by James Daugherty
from Random House
Historical Non-Fiction for 5th-8th grade
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$5.99
Magna Charta
Landmark Series
by James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
Non-Fiction for 5th-8th grade
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Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
by James Daugherty
from Viking Press
for 7th-10th grade
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Of Courage Undaunted
by James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
Non-Fiction for 6th-9th grade
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Poor Richard
by James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
Biography for 6th-9th grade
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Trappers and Traders of the Far West
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by James Daugherty
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Location: A10-04D