By Olaf Baker
Drawings by Stephen Gammell
Published by Puffin Books/Penguin
Released November 6th, 1985
5 Stars- A Fabulous Book
Follow Little Wolf to the fabled lake in the south where the buffaloes begin. Watch the huge beasts surge out of the water and onto the prairie, as Little Wolf leads them to a victory against the enemies of his people. A Caldecott Honor Book. Illustrations in black-and-white (quoted from Goodreads).
Filled with beautiful black and white pencil drawings and a story about courage and self Filled with beautiful black and white pencil drawings and a story about courage and self mastery, Where The Buffalo Begin is wonderful story to have both at home and the in class room. The story begins with Nawa, the wise man who's the oldest member of the tribe, as he tells his people about the legend of where the buffaloes begin.
This is such a wonderful story about Little Wolf, a fearless 10 year old who has dreams about the great Buffaloes. Like his dreams, he wants to see if the legend that Nawa tells is people are true. When Little Wolf finds these giants, they end up turning him into a hero who saved his people from an almost certain death from the Assiniboin warriors.
I was thrilled when I found this book and it's one I highly recommend! It's one of history, legend and allows the reader to become apart of Little Wolf's world and witness the courageous thing he does to save his people.