Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West

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Roaring Brook Press
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6.3 X 0.9 X 9.2 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

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.


"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