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Presenting Buffalo Bill

Presenting Buffalo Bill

The Man Who Invented the Wild West

Candace Fleming

Roaring Brook Press


Everyone knows the name Buffalo Bill, but few these days know what he did or, in some cases, didn't do. Was he a Pony Express rider? Did he serve Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn? Did he scalp countless Native Americans, or did he defend their rights?

This, the first significant biography of Buffalo Bill Cody for younger readers in many years, explains it all. With copious archival illustrations and a handsome design, Presenting Buffalo Bill makes the great showman come alive for new generations. Extensive back matter, bibliography, and source notes complete the package.

This title has Common Core connections.

Praise for Presenting Buffalo Bill

"Fleming's even-handed biography of William Cody, the "hardscrabble frontiersman who became America's legendary showman," is more than just the story of a larger-than-life figure."—Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Fans of Fleming’s The Family Romanov (BCCB 9/14) may marvel at the abrupt bounce from Russian Revolution to Wild West, but those who appreciate her authorial craftsmanship will recognize that she makes each of these great stories a window into countless others."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Fleming begins each chapter with a scene fromthe “Wild West” show, using the theatrical production to introduce a time periodin Cody’s life, which, unadorned, is still fascinating as this man with a hardscrabble
childhood makes and loses several fortunes over his lifetime."—The Horn Book, starred review

"A thoroughly engaging portrait of a fascinating, larger-than-life figure."—Kirkus Reviews

"An illuminating look at an American legend."—Booklist


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Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming is the author of many acclaimed picture books and biographies for young readers, including Papa's Mechanical Fish ,Oh, No! and the recent, highly awarded The Family Romanov which received six starred reviews, and was named a Sibert Honor book, and won the NCTE Orbis Pictus. Candace lives in Chicago.

Roaring Brook Press

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