Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Buffalo Storm

Read: 12/1/2008

Buffalo Storm by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Jan Ormerod

The story of a girl whose family goes west in a covered wagon. She is very close to her grandmother- they are both afraid of storms- who gives her a quilt to remember her by. During the trip, she sees a bison calf who is caught in between some rocks, she frees the calf and then sees a stampede of bison that reminds her of a storm.

The story would be a good one to use with ages 6 and up - there is a lot of text, so for independant readers I'd say 2nd grade, early 3rd grade level. I love Jan Ormerod's artwork and this one is softer in its style than her other works.

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