The Buffalo Storm (Paperback)

By Katherine Applegate, Jan Ormerod (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780544339217, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/23/2007)

List Price: 7.99*
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Hallie isn't afraid of anything—that is, anything but storms, which she braves along with her grandmother, huddled beneath a special quilt. When her family joins a wagon train headed west, leaving her grandmother—and everything Hallie has ever known—behind, Hallie knows she will have to be braver than she's ever been before. But can she summon the courage to help a young buffalo stuck on a rocky ridge during a wild storm? The Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate has paired lyrical text with gorgeous watercolors throughout.  

About the Author

Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate has written numerous books for young readers, including  The One and Only Ivan, the middle grade chapter book for which she received the Newbery Medal in 2013, and the nonfiction picture book Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla (HMH Books for Young Readers).
She is also the  bestselling Animorphs series, which sold more than 40 million copies world-wide. She lives with her husband—bestselling author Michael Grant—their children, and many pets in California. Visit her on the web at and follow her on Twitter @kaaauthor.

Jan Ormerod is the acclaimed illustrator of more than 50 books for children. She lives in England.