cover image Where the Buffaloes Begin

Where the Buffaloes Begin

Olaf Baker, Olaff Baker. Puffin Books, $6.99 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-14-050560-3

A Caldecott Honor is among the awards won by the late Baker's story, originally published in St. Nicholas Magazine in 1915. Little Wolf rides on his pony at night to the lake where, legend has it, a buffalo herd arises and thunders across the prairie. The boy guides the buffaloes, and they defeat enemies out to attack his people; thus Little Wolf becomes part of the tale he loves. PW remarked that ""Gammell's drawings, full of haunting visions and action, surpass his most admired work.'' (610)