Buffalo Sunrise : The Story of a North American Giant

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-16
  • Publisher: Walrus Books

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InBuffalo Sunrise: The Story of a North American Giant, Diane Swanson introduces young readers to the world of the buffalo, sharing fascinating details about this remarkable animal. Readers will learn, for example, that: * The buffalo is surprisingly agile -- moving on tiptoe as it picks its way along narrow ledges * Buffaloes sometimes go swimming just for fun * "Buffalo birds" warm their feet in the thick fur on a buffalo's back * The birth of a white buffalo is considered a miraculous event * The buffalo nearly disappeared from our planet a hundred years ago -- but was saved just in time.The author includes factual information along with legends and anecdotes. Stunning full color photographs and archival images, combined with a lively writing style, will make Buffalo Sunrise a favorite with young readers.

Author Biography

Diane Swanson has been researching and writing nature books for children for over 25 years. Her work has been recognized with many awards, including the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, and she has been consistently chosen for the "our choice" list by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. A frequent guest speaker at conferences on nature for kids, she lives in Victoria, B.C.

Table of Contents

Let's Hear It for the Buffalo!
Wooly Giant
Great Provider
Mighty Prey Helpful Ghost
Rugged Survivor
Photograph and Illustrations
About the Author
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Introduction Let's Hear It for the Buffalo! A magnificent beast is the buffalo -- strong, speedy, and nimble. And of all the land animals in North America, it is, by far, the biggest.Millions upon millions of buffaloes once roamed this continent. At times, they moved in masses so huge they shook the plains.The native people who shared these plains depended on the buffalo for food, shelter, clothing, and more. Later, pioneers from Europe also hunted the buffalo for meat and other goods.But overhunting quickly drove this incredible animal to near extinction. By 1890, it had almost disappeared.For more than 100 years, North Americans have worked to help the buffalo survive. To make sure it lives on as a free and wild creature, there's still more work ahead.So the story of the North American buffalo is a story of the past, the present, and the future. It's a story about the importance of sharing our world with wildlife. It's a story to celebrate another sunrise for the buffalo.

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