​Magnificent Sam: 


The Amazing

Adventures of

Sam Houston



Written by Laurie Cockerell

Illustrated by Travis Dougherty


Sam Houston was Governor of two states, U.S. Congressman, President of the Republic of Texas, U.S. Senator, an accomplished and brave leader, and a man of honor. Learn all about General Houston's adventurous and exciting life, including the years he spent with the Cherokee Indians and his surprising victory at the Battle of San Jacinto. Additional discussion questions, a timeline, and a resource section make this book perfect for students and teachers.

Detailed, full-color illustrations accompany the story of this great American and Texan hero.

 Hard cover.

For ages 8 - 15

Finalist: 2014 Western Writers of America Spur Award (Best Western Juvenile Non-Fiction)

​Gold Medallion Winner: 2014 Will Rogers Medallion Award (Western Non-Fiction, Young Readers)

​Finalist: 2014 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards (Children's Picture Book)

A selection of the San Jacinto Museum of History's Recommended Reading list for kids