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 familyjoins 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 summonthe courage to helpa young buffalostuck on a rocky ridge duringa wild storm?The Newbery medalistKatherine Applegate has pairedlyrical textwith gorgeous watercolors throughout.
About the Author
Katherine Applegate's many books include the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter book series, the picture book The Buffalo Storm, and the award-winning novel Home of the Brave. With her husband, Michael Grant, she wrote the hugely popular series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.
Katherine was inspired to write The One and Only Ivan after reading about the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years at a shopping mall before being moved to Zoo Atlanta after a public outcry. He was a beloved celebrity at the zoo, which houses the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas. Ivan was well known for his paintings, which he "signed" with a thumbprint.
Katherine lives in California with her husband and two children.
Jan Ormerod is the acclaimed illustrator of more than 50 books for children. She lives in England.