Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 5
About the authors
Dawn Sprung has a lifelong passion for storytelling and the outdoors. She lives on a ranch in southern Alberta, where the land and wildlife at her doorstep constantly inspire her. She is the author of The Legend of the Buffalo Stone (with illustrator Charles Bullshields) and (under her former surname, Welykochy) C Is for Chinook (with illustrator Lorna Bennett).
Charles Bullshields is an artist from the Blood Tribe, a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy. Charles is self taught and uses his artwork to reflect and keep in touch with Native heritage and traditions. He was born in Cardston, Alberta and now lives in Standoff, Alberta.
"The Legend of the Buffalo Stone depicts the interconnectedness that many Aboriginal tribes have with animals. Hanata, the heroine of this tale, is also a good example of a strong female protagonist. Recommended for ages 8-11; grades 4-6." —#WeHaveDiverseBooks Catalogue, Association of Canadian Publishers
"This lovely story celebrates the culture and traditions of the Blackfoot Nation, and the plants and animals of their traditional territory. Beautifully illustrated—a delightful book for readers from age 4." >—FernFolio