Brave Men of Early Texas Dyslexia Series

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A Special Series of Books for Children Who Struggle to Read

Texas has a storied history all its own. It has been fought over and controlled by the Spanish, the French, and the Americans, all of whom sought to establish colonies there. Later it was caught up in the political upheavals of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. Throughout the 1500s and all the way to the first half of the 19th century, people tried to settle Texas and claim it as their own.

Despite the lure of Texas, the people who tried to scratch out a living there often encountered incredible strings of bad luck. Harsh weather and hostile Native Americans generally topped the list, but poor planning and navigation contributed. Many people died in the process of trying to settle Texas. It was not an endeavor for the faint of heart.

The men who are the heroes of this series did not all survive their stories, but they pushed through what were in many cases unimaginable hardships and perils to try, and that, in fact, is the very definition of bravery. Cabeza de Vaca, on behalf of Spain; Robert La Salle, on behalf of France; Moses and Stephen Austin, on behalf of the people they loved; and Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett, among others, on behalf of the United States—these were the brave men who made names for themselves in early Texas.

These books are printed in a special dyslexia-friendly font that makes them easier for some children with visual processing problems to read. A special feature of the books is that each two-page spread contains a QR code that links to audio of the book being narrated. Children can listen and follow along to help them learn the words that they are seeing.

The Brave Men of Early Texas Dyslexia Series offers a way for children with reading difficulties to enjoy reading and American history in a rare and wonderfully accessible combination that they will treasure for years to come.

Note: Although each title is meant to be a standalone book, important terms are defined or explained in the first book in which they appear, and the stories build upon one another, making the reading of the books in chronological order a more rewarding experience for children who are new to the topic.

To view all of the Adventures on the American Frontier dyslexia series, click here.

To view a standard-font edition of the stories in this series presented together as a single biographical novel without the audio feature, click here.

A Special Series of Books for Children Who Struggle to Read

Texas has a storied history all its own. It has been fought over and controlled by the Spanish, the French, and the Americans, all of whom sought to establish colonies there. Later it was caught up in the political upheavals of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. Throughout the 1500s and all the way to the first half of the 19th century, people tried to settle Texas and claim it as their own.

Despite the lure of Texas, the people who tried to scratch out a living there often encountered incredible strings of bad luck. Harsh weather and hostile Native Americans generally topped the list, but poor planning and navigation contributed. Many people died in the process of trying to settle Texas. It was not an endeavor for the faint of heart.

The men who are the heroes of this series did not all survive their stories, but they pushed through what were in many cases unimaginable hardships and perils to try, and that, in fact, is the very definition of bravery. Cabeza de Vaca, on behalf of Spain; Robert La Salle, on behalf of France; Moses and Stephen Austin, on behalf of the people they loved; and Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett, among others, on behalf of the United States—these were the brave men who made names for themselves in early Texas.

These books are printed in a special dyslexia-friendly font that makes them easier for some children with visual processing problems to read. A special feature of the books is that each two-page spread contains a QR code that links to audio of the book being narrated. Children can listen and follow along to help them learn the words that they are seeing.

The Brave Men of Early Texas Dyslexia Series offers a way for children with reading difficulties to enjoy reading and American history in a rare and wonderfully accessible combination that they will treasure for years to come.

Note: Although each title is meant to be a standalone book, important terms are defined or explained in the first book in which they appear, and the stories build upon one another, making the reading of the books in chronological order a more rewarding experience for children who are new to the topic.

To view all of the Adventures on the American Frontier dyslexia series, click here.

To view a standard-font edition of the stories in this series presented together as a single biographical novel without the audio feature, click here.

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Cabeza de Vaca Crosses America

Subtitle: Brave Men of Early Texas, Part One

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Early America; Settlers in America

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 70

ISBN: 978-0-89824-947-7

Order code: 9477

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $12.00 each.
Order code: 9477S

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The Spanish explorers in the New World believed that the American Southwest was filled with gold, and they sent expeditions there to try to find it. Cabeza de Vaca was among those who went to explore and settle the land along the Gulf of Mexico, but the group ran into so much bad luck that they named the Texas island where they ended up Malhado—Bad Luck Island. Cabeza, however, was a man who knew how to turn his luck around through incredible patience and sheer force of will.

The Spanish explorers in the New World believed that the American Southwest was filled with gold, and they sent expeditions there to try to find it. Cabeza de Vaca was among those who went to explore and settle the land along the Gulf of Mexico, but the group ran into so much bad luck that they named the Texas island where they ended up Malhado—Bad Luck Island. Cabeza, however, was a man who knew how to turn his luck around through incredible patience and sheer force of will.

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La Salle's Dream of a New Settlement

Subtitle: Brave Men of Early Texas, Part Two

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Early America; Settlers in America

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 53

ISBN: 978-0-89824-948-4

Order code: 9484

Price: $17.00
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 9484S

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The French were moving rapidly across America, claiming the land as theirs, when Robert La Salle first explored the Mississippi River delta. On his return trip to drive the Spanish out and establish a settlement there, he unknowingly passed the mouth of the river as his crew sailed the Gulf of Mexico, landing in Texas instead. Bad luck plagued them, and the people who had come to colonize the area grew angry and discontented. But La Salle pushed forward to try to realize his dream of a settlement for the French.

The French were moving rapidly across America, claiming the land as theirs, when Robert La Salle first explored the Mississippi River delta. On his return trip to drive the Spanish out and establish a settlement there, he unknowingly passed the mouth of the river as his crew sailed the Gulf of Mexico, landing in Texas instead. Bad luck plagued them, and the people who had come to colonize the area grew angry and discontented. But La Salle pushed forward to try to realize his dream of a settlement for the French.

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La Salle's Dream of a New Settlement sample pages:

The Austins Come to Texas

Subtitle: Brave Men of Early Texas, Part Three

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Early America; Settlers in America

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 50

ISBN: 978-0-89824-949-1

Order code: 9491

Price: $17.00
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 9491S

The Austins Come to Texas Cover

Moses Austin was a smart businessman, a bold leader, and a good father to his children, especially his son Stephen, who was just as much a leader as his father. Together, the men pursued the idea of an American colony in the Spanish-owned territory of Texas. The Spanish, however, were fighting both the Americans who wanted to take Texas and the Mexicans who wanted independence from Spain. Could the Austins navigate the political unrest to achieve their goal?

Moses Austin was a smart businessman, a bold leader, and a good father to his children, especially his son Stephen, who was just as much a leader as his father. Together, the men pursued the idea of an American colony in the Spanish-owned territory of Texas. The Spanish, however, were fighting both the Americans who wanted to take Texas and the Mexicans who wanted independence from Spain. Could the Austins navigate the political unrest to achieve their goal?

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The Austins Come to Texas sample pages:

Heroes of the Lone Star Republic

Subtitle: Brave Men of Early Texas, Part Four

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Early America; Settlers in America

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 82

ISBN: 978-0-88092-949-3

Order code: 9493

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $12.00 each.
Order code: 9493S

Heroes of the Lone Star Republic Cover

In the 1820s and '30s, Mexico struggled with ongoing political upheavals as it fought for independence from Spain. During that time, it also fought to keep control of Texas. Many Americans were unhappy with the way in which Mexican rulers like Santa Anna were dealing with the citizens of Texas, and they decided that Texas should belong to the United States instead. Men like Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett worked hard to free Texas from Mexican rule, bringing the fight to an old mission-fort called the Alamo.

In the 1820s and '30s, Mexico struggled with ongoing political upheavals as it fought for independence from Spain. During that time, it also fought to keep control of Texas. Many Americans were unhappy with the way in which Mexican rulers like Santa Anna were dealing with the citizens of Texas, and they decided that Texas should belong to the United States instead. Men like Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett worked hard to free Texas from Mexican rule, bringing the fight to an old mission-fort called the Alamo.

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Heroes of the Lone Star Republic sample pages:

Brave Men of Early Texas Dyslexia Series Set

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Early America; Settlers in America

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Order code: 9477SET

Price: $45.00
Website price: $40.00

Brave Men of Early Texas Dyslexia Series Set Cover

This set includes all four books in the series: Cabeza de Vaca Crosses America, La Salle's Dream of a New Settlement, The Austins Come to Texas, and Heroes of the Lone Star Republic, all offered together at a reduced price.

This set includes all four books in the series: Cabeza de Vaca Crosses America, La Salle's Dream of a New Settlement, The Austins Come to Texas, and Heroes of the Lone Star Republic, all offered together at a reduced price.

Brave Men of Early Texas Dyslexia Series Set Cover

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