The Buffalo Storm

by Katherine Applegate

On Sale: 10/07/2014

The Buffalo Storm

by Katherine Applegate

illustrated by Jan Ormerod

On Sale: 10/07/2014


About the Book

Hallie isn't afraid of anything—that is, anything but storms, which she braves along with her grandmother, huddled beneath a special quilt. When her family joins a wagon train headed west, leaving her grandmother—and everything Hallie has ever known—behind, Hallie knows she will have to be braver than she's ever been before. But can she summon the courage to help a young buffalo stuck on a rocky ridge during a wild storm? The Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate has paired lyrical text with gorgeous watercolors throughout.  

Critical Praise

Teachers and parents will appreciate this high-quality combination of text and illustration.
Kirkus Reviews

Richly descriptive verse narrative about a girl on the Oregon Trail.
Publishers Weekly

Ormerod's texured watercolors and pastels employ billowy swatchs of color to suggest th vastness of the setting. . . . Vivid imagery makes this lyrical tale an accessible, fresh addition to the children's pioneer genre as it tackles themes of change, courage and home.
Publishers Weekly

"Readers will be convinced by the girl's sentiments on the last page: "Oregon's a fine place . . . . It's home now for me.'" Horn Book

"Add this stirring story to the growing number of picture books about pioneer life." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review —


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780544339217
  • ISBN 10: 0544339215
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 10/07/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 7
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Weather
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience

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