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My Bison

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In a clearing by the forest, a little girl befriends a bison. Each winter they meet, sit by the fire, and share stories or simply enjoy the silence together until it is time for the bison to rejoin his herd in the spring. Their bond deepens as they grow older and the years go by, but one winter her bison does not return. After searching for him in the woods, the little ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Etienne
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4,5/5. What an amazing and original artwork! The story is also very good, emotional, respectful, presenting good values and all! My only minus was the fact that there is a lot of pages with just some lines of text, and then the pictures on the other/next page. I'm not a big fan of those presentation, I like when the illustrator use creativity to include the text in the illustrations, even if it just in the top of the page, at least it isn't all alone in another page. That's why I didn't give it ...more
Natalie
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

What a delightful and moving picture book this is with such beautiful but simple artwork to match. I loved this story and felt the sentiment of it through the pages. Afew pages didnt have any pictures only text so I'm not sure if this will be different on the printed version.
This book covers loss of a loved one and how even when they are not with us anymore they are still
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La Coccinelle
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children, arc, netgalley
European authors romanticizing dangerous North American creatures is a theme that I've encountered more than once, unfortunately. First it was bears. Now it's bison, large mammals that have been involved in multiple goring attacks in parks over the last few years. Sounds like a wonderful animal for a young child to approach and try to befriend!

I'm not sure how appealing this book will be to children, anyway. The illustrations are kind of gloomy, all done in shades of black and blue. Yes, the
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Storywraps
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is Springtime and a little unnamed girl is walking in the tall grass with her mother. Her mother scoops her up in her arms so she can take a peek at a bison that is not far off.

Every day after the little girl returns to the same place... and so does the bison. They get closer and closer to each other and finally a strong bond occurs between the two.

She begins bringing him things to eat that she makes and one morning her bison leaves to join up with the other bison in his herd.

The girl is
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Kelly
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A simple yet lovely story about grief and loss.

(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley.)

The unnamed narrator of this tale is just a child when a chance meeting with a bison sparks what will become a lifelong friendship. She first encounters him in a clearing at the edge of the forest, and the fellow youngsters continue to meet there daily - sharing tentative pets, food, and stories - until it's time for the bison to rejoin his herd in the spring. However, the two
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Jennifer Fischer
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Bison is a story about a young girl and her bison friend. Although the bison leaves each year, it always returns to spend time with the child. However, one year the bison does not return. The girl goes to look for the bison and is unable to find it. Later, she feels the presence of the bison and realizes that it had never left.

The illustrations in this book are done in grays and blues. The simplicity of the color palette allows the friendship between the child and the bison to be portrayed
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Theediscerning
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
A visually notable look at friendship across the species divide, as a young girl from some unspecified Native American family befriends a bison, to the extent of cooking food for him. They remain close over the years until the inevitable ending. It might be a little too deep for the target audience, as it's a gentle and poetic story, never once in its illustrations (of the bison and girl playing, or the smelly beast in some kind of box bed) pretending to veracity. Certainly the design, all black ...more
Cat
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a touching story! I think it was about having a spirit animal. I don't know the age group it's intended for... it may need explaining to small folk, but it is a lovely tale and the illustrations were beautifully done. I look forward to seeing the book as I am sure the illustrations will be in color.
I received a Kindle arc from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.
Kristin
My Bison is a simple, yet stunning book about loss and grief. It tells about the friendship between a girl/woman and her bison and the illustrations alone makes the book amazing.
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