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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Buffalo Wild!

by (author) Deidre Havrelock

illustrated by Azby Whitecalf

afterword by Amethyst First Rider

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Category
Native Canadian, General, Native American
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781773215334
    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781773215358
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 7

Description

An exuberant celebration of the Buffalo’s return to the wild.

Since Declan was born, his kokum has shared her love of Buffalo through stories and art. But Declan longs to see real Buffalo. Then one magical night, herds of the majestic creatures stampede down from the sky. That’s when things really get wild!

Azby Whitecalf’s playful illustrations add to the joy and reverence in Deidre Havrelock’s picture book debut. A reprinting of the Buffalo Treaty and an author’s note describe the importance of Buffalo to Indigenous Peoples and efforts to revitalize the species.

About the authors

DEIDRE HAVRELOCK is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta, Canada. She was raised in Edmonton, Alberta with a ghost in her house, a feminist for a grandma, and wishing she had a Buffalo for a pet!

Deidre Havrelock's profile page

AZBY WHITECALF is a Plains Cree illustrator and character designer residing in Saskatchewan. Whitecalf is a graduate of AUArts, majoring in illustration with a bachelor’s degree in design. They have fondness for fantasy stories, whimsical tales, and vibrant characters.

Azby Whitecalf's profile page

AMETHYST FIRST RIDER is central to the development and success of The Buffalo: A Treaty of Cooperation, Renewal and Restoration. She is a member of the Kainai Nation, Blackfoot Confederacy, Alberta, Canada and married to Leroy LittleBear.

Amethyst First Rider's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“This title is a celebration of the return of the buffalo from near extinction. Beautiful watercolors depict each scene of Declan’s dream.”

School Library Connection, 11/21

“Offers a great learning opportunity, providing a better understanding of the importance of animals from an Indigenous point of view.”

School Library Journal, 10/21

“This title is a celebration of the return of the buffalo from near extinction. Beautiful watercolors depict each scene of Declan’s dream.”

School Library Connection, 11/21

“An engaging modern tale with roots in an indigenous creation myth.”

CM Reviews, 09/24/21

“A satisfying ending ensures this nighttime adventure will soothe even the wildest child.” 

Kirkus Reviews, 07/27/21

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