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Daniel Boone’s Kentucky

The Boone Trace and Settlement of Kentucky

             By Russell Lunsford


Jemima Boone is as thrilled to tell you about her daddy, Daniel Boone, as you will be to read her story about the settlement of the Kentucky frontier. Adventure and danger are behind every tree. Along with the Boone family triumphs are tragedies that Jemima painfully but sensitively shares with the reader. Children will quickly relate to Jemima, who is ten years old, as the book opens in 1773. Her wit and frontier humor will captivate young readers.



The Boone Society, Inc. mission is “Preserving America’s Frontier History through Education.” Daniel Boone’s Kentucky focuses on the late 1700’s westward movement through Virginia, the Cumberland Gap, the Boone Trace and into the frontier of Kentucky. Russell Lunsford’s exhaustive research and unique style of writing for children highlights Boone’s contribution in settling Kentucky. It is a reading adventure for the nation’s youth and for future generations.


-Sam Compton, President, The Boone Society, Inc.


Russell Lunsford makes history come alive through engaging characters that connect with today’s young readers. Daniel Boone’s Kentucky is an adventure through the mind of his daughter, Jemima Boone.   Her character immerses readers into the excitement and struggles of frontier life through humor and a devotion to her father. Russell Lunsford is an extraordinary storyteller making Kentucky history relevant to generations for years to come.


Mikki Harris Bland, Library Media Specialist Lincoln Trail Elementary  

Elizabethtown, Kentucky








113 pages





Paperback (trade)




113 pages





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Cover Art by Levi Clark

Map illustrations by Russell Lunsford

Layout and typography by Heather Clark


Copyright 2020 by Russell Lunsford


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