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Buffalo Jones: The Man Who Saved America's Bison

By Carol A. Winn
Rayve Productions

PO Box 726
Windsor, CA 95492

Buffalo Jones is a nice hardback children's book of 59 pages. Illustrations are black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings. This is the story of a buffalo hunter who began to regret the dwindling of the buffalo herds and set out to preserve the buffalo. He discovered that adult buffalo in captivity died, so he captured some buffalo calves and took them home to Kansas to start his own herd. He is credited with saving the buffalo from extinction.

This book is on a mid-elementary reading level. When your children are ready for chapter books, they will be ready to read this one. The story was well told, and I found the details of the buffalo hunt fascinating and just a little comical. The buffalo hunter ended up using just about every article of clothing he was wearing to capture the buffalo calves.

I recommend this book for homeschoolers. It teaches a little history and a little science and is a great reading book. And it is interesting and fun. Boys and girls alike will enjoy this book.

Product review by Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, April 2011

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