The Buffalo Storm

by Katherine Applegate and Jan Ormerod

On a wagon trail west with Mama and Papa, a young girl faces down fears of stormy weather and moving to a new place thanks to the wisdom, love, and grit instilled by her beloved grandmother back home. 

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544339217
  • ISBN-10: 0544339215
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 10/07/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

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
Katherine Applegate

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

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