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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Abraham Lincoln
by James Daugherty
First Edition from Viking Press
for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Better Known as Johnny Appleseed
by Mabel Leigh Hunt
from J.B. Lippincott Co.
1951 Newbery Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Child's First Book of American History (hardcover)
by Earl Schenck Miers, James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Beautiful Feet Books (Location: HISCUR-BFB)
Landing of the Pilgrims
Landmark #2
by James Daugherty
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
Loudest Noise in the World
by Benjamin Elkin, illustrated by James Daugherty
from Viking Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
$23.80 (1 in stock)
Magna Charta
World Landmark #26
by James Daugherty
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
by James Daugherty
from Viking Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Oregon Trail (Location: HISA-19OR)
Trappers and Traders of the Far West
Landmark #29
by James Daugherty
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)