Colorful Sam Houston leaps to life in the pages of this fresh and funny biography, set against the story of Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.'Lively, readable, and solidly researched, this is the kind of biography every child needs.' ? "Booklist," starred review?Jean Fritz has done it again.'Her writing turns this larger-than-life character into a very real person. "School Library Journal," starred review?Young readers will find the book fast-paced and fact-packed.' ? "The New York Times Book Review"Jean Fritz lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.