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.