The Buffalo Are Back by Jean Craighead George

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The buffalo, an American icon once nearly extinct, has made a comeback. This stirring picture book tells the dramatic story, following bison from the Plains Indians to the cowboys, Teddy Roosevelt to the Dust Bowl, and from the brink of extinction to the majestic herds that now roam our national parks. Paired with gorgeous paintings by landscape artist Wendell Minor, Jean Craighead George’s engaging text will inspire a new generation to understand and protect nature’s delicate balance.

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Jean Craighead George ( is a naturalist and award-winning author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor My Side of the Mountain and Newbery Award–winning Julie of the Wolves. She lives in Chappaqua, New York.Wendell Minor ( is a celebrated illustrator and designer of books for children, many by his friend Jean Craighead George. He lives in Connecticut.
Published May 13, 2010 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Beginning and ending with the joyous birth of a calf, George describes the eradication of bison from the American plains, subsequent ecosystem damage, return of the species and restoration of the tall grass prairie in this companion to The Wolves Are Back (2008).

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