- Age Range: 7 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 3
- Lexile Measure: 850L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum; Stated First Edition edition (February 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689830254
- ISBN-13: 978-0689830259
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,335,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thunder on the Plains: The Story of the American Buffalo Hardcover – February 1, 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
Robbins (Trucks) briefly traces the history of the American buffalo from 1875, when "there were perhaps fifty million of them," to the present, in which laws protect the surviving 200,000. "This is the story of a great shaggy creature, a very American beast, one found here and nowhere else," he begins. From the days when its distant ancestors crossed a long-vanished land bridge from Asia to Alaska, through its heyday on the Western plains and on to near-extinction by the early 1900s with the arrival of the white man, Robbins concisely and clearly charts the animal's evolution. He contrasts the attitudes of the newly arrived Europeans (who shot buffalo for their tongues and hides alone, or shot them from aboard trains "for fun") with Native Americans, who used every part of the buffalo for food, clothing, shelter and vital implements. Robbins supplements the text with a herd of dramatic images including a colorized archival photo of a man standing atop a veritable mountain of buffalo skulls, a painting of a brave hunting a buffalo with bow and arrow as well as his own photographs of a buffalo-head nickel and present-day buffalo grazing in Oklahoma. Ages 7-10. (Feb.)
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From School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-A moving tale of tragedy and recovery. In 1875, there were about 50 million bison thundering on the American plains. By 1910, only 500 remained. With so few left, they finally came under the protection of the U.S. government. In this chapterless text, set amid full-page illustrations and photographs, Robbins provides some background information and history on the animal before and after the arrival of Europeans. He tracks the dramatic decrease in population and recounts efforts made to restore these animals to our landscape. The author estimates that there are 200,000 bison living today and notes that they are no longer on the list of endangered animals. Quality period reproductions or photographs (some hand-tinted) illustrate most pages. One poignant shot depicts a mountain of bison skulls; another has a man sitting on a mound of hides. This book covers some of the same ground as Russell Freedman's Buffalo Hunt (Holiday, 1988), but is geared to a slightly younger audience.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI
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