Ages 8 and up; HarperCollins; May 2002
"This series is a perfect
blend of history and adventure that takes us behind the exploits
of the legendary western showman, Buffalo Bill, to the boy, Bill
Cody." - Joan Lowery Nixon, author of the Orphan Train Series
The Story: Buffalo Bill
wasn't always a world-famous legend. Before he was everyone's favorite
Pony Express rider and star of his own Wild West Show, Bill was
a real pioneer: a boy who hopped on a wagon and blazed a new trail
with his Ma, Pa, and sisters. And what a wild ride it is!
The frontier is packed with real-life adventures more
exciting than Bill had ever imagined. He learns how to break a wild
horse with the help of a genuine mustanger and even builds a cabin
with nothing but an ax, a hammer and some nails.
But the west is a dangerous place, and Bill has to
find out the hard way just how wild it can be. The first in an ongoing
adventure series about young Buffalo Bill, To The Frontier sweeps
readers back into the exciting and troubled world of America's frontier
Inspiration: Beth grew
up hearing about Buffalo Bill from her father who, like our hero,
was also named William Frederick Cody. When she began to look into
the childhood of Buffalo Bill, she was amazed to find out what an
incredibly exciting - and frightening - life the young boy led.
Beth travelled the route the Cody's covered wagon
took - going through Iowa and Missouri to their cabin site in Kansas,
and what she learned about Bill's life truly amazed her.
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