Camas & Sage

Dorothy Patent

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ISBN: 9780878426416

Camas & Sage

A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie

  Author:   Dorothy Patent  
  Artist :   Christina Wald    
  Publisher:  Mountain Press Publishing

In Camas and Sage: A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie, kids are invited to explore and discover the northern plains in a truly unique way: through the eyes and ears of a bison calf. From Camas’s first attempt to stand on wobbly legs, this tale of an adventure-filled first year will have young readers hooked. Full-color illustrations splash across the page, illuminating each of Camas’s firsts, including encounters with rascally prairie dogs, a crackling and booming thunderstorm, and irritable bulls. Kids won’t want to wait to turn the page to see what happens next!Seasoned writer Dorothy Patent doesn’t leave anyone out of the fun. Sidebars brimming with interesting historical and natural history tidbits about the plants, animals, and humans with which the bison shares the prairie will intrigue older kids and adults. Topics range from the usefulness of dewclaws to the threat of wolves to the answer to whether the animals are actually bison or buffalo. Part fun narrative, part natural history, Camas and Sage: A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie clearly illustrates why the bison is North America’s most iconic prairie animal.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9780878426416
Item MC0195
PublisherMountain Press Publishing
PublisherMountain Press Publishing
Published onJune 6 2016
Language eng
Pages 48
Format Paperback
Dimensions10(in) x 8.5(in)
Shipping weight205(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Longtime Missoula resident and PhD zoologist Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has devoted her career to writing nonfiction for children. Much of her writing has focused on the West and its history (for example, Homesteading, also from Mountain Press) and wildlife (for example, When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone). She enjoyed creating Camas and Sage: A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie, a story about a bison calf born on the American Prairie Reserve.

Christina Wald has done illustration and design for a wide variety of toys, games, books, and magazines. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in industrial (product) design. In addition to illustrating Henry the Impatient Heron (Mom?s Choice Gold Award), Christina's art has graced other children's books, including Habitat Spy, Little Red Bat, Black Beauty, Big Cats, and Do Dolphins Really Smile? among many others. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband.