Picture Book Month Day 17: Picture Books as Writing Mentor Texts Featuring BUFFALO MUSIC

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BUFFALO MUSIC

By Tracey E. Fern

Illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Clarion, 2008

Summary:

Inspired by the story of Mary Ann Goodnight, this historical fiction story is about a young lady who raised orphan buffalo in Texas and eventually sent them to Yellowstone National Park.

Mentor Text Writing Skills:

* Voice

* Figurative Language

* Sensory Words

* Onomatopoeia

* Vivid Verbs

* Specificity

* Word Choice


 

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  1. Thank you for introducing me to this book! Put it directly onto my library list.