Buffalo Gal

( 8 )

Overview

It's her mother's crazy idea: a trip to Texas to save the buffalo. Amanda Guthridge just wants to ride horses with her boyfriend Philip and plan her coming-out party.

But suddenly they're facing alligators, rattlesnakes, and stampeding buffalo on the Texas-Oklahoma frontier with David Talltree, the half-Comanche cowboy who thinks she can't even ride!

So she challenges him ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (38) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $87.79   
  • Used (36) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$87.79
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(193)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0671798995 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$215.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(178)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

It's her mother's crazy idea: a trip to Texas to save the buffalo. Amanda Guthridge just wants to ride horses with her boyfriend Philip and plan her coming-out party.

But suddenly they're facing alligators, rattlesnakes, and stampeding buffalo on the Texas-Oklahoma frontier with David Talltree, the half-Comanche cowboy who thinks she can't even ride!

So she challenges him to a horse race, no-holds-bared. He's handsome, arrogant, and much too self-assured -- and she's determined to won. She expects adventure. But she hasn't planned on danger -- or romance...

Fifteen-year-old Amanda's refined life in early twentieth-century San Francisco is disrupted when she grudgingly accompanies her mother to the Oklahoma Territory on a crusade to save the buffalo.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In 1904, 15-year-old Amanda Guthridge leaves the comforts of San Francisco to accompany her mother on the difficult trek to Texas. The girl is unhappy about the trip, the purpose of which is to locate and corral a herd of buffalo. Determined to help save these animals from extinction, Mrs. Guthridge enlists several men to serve as guides during this often perilous mission. The skilled, handsome leader of the group is a half-Comanche teenager, David Talltree, who dismisses Amanda as a ``spoiled brat.'' Furious, she's bent on proving him wrong, and in doing so transforms their combative relationship into a romantic one. Wallace ( A Dog Called Kitty ; Beauty ) colorfully depicts the trials along the trail: dodging an alligator, a rattlesnake, a thunderous hailstorm, a ferocious buffalo. Some elements are farfetched--the seemingly unacademic David, for example, is suddenly accepted to Harvard Law School; Amanda is consumed with ill will (``I hated my family'') but with unusual rapidity becomes spirited and warm-hearted. Yet her story may well garner the interest of those who enjoy historical fiction. Ages 10-up. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 7-10-- Amanda Guthridge is the daughter of wealthy parents who are prominent members of the American Bison Society in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. When her strong-willed mother decides that she will participate in the rescue of a dwindling herd of buffalo in Texas, Amanda is forced to leave her comfortable social circle to accompany her. There she is both attracted to and repelled by David Talltree, a half-Comanche boy who is to guide them on the rescue and who treats her with contempt. She gains his grudging respect when she nearly beats him in a horse race; in the classic manner of romantic westerns, that respects turns to love. Readers who have enjoyed Theodore Taylor's Walking Up a Rainbow (Dell, 1988) and Patricia Beatty's novels for older readers will appreciate the informal language, stock characters (feisty heroine, arrogant hero who has a change of heart, fatherly camp cook, etc.), and standard genre suspense (encounters with rattlesnakes, riding out the treacherous thunderstorm, and near tragedy in a buffalo stampede, etc.) in this fast-paced novel. This is a fictionalized image of the West with realistic trappings--it is highly unlikely that greenhorns, particularly women alone, would have received the polite treatment given the Guthridges--or even been allowed to participate in such an event. However, the book will be enjoyed by young romantics, and may provoke discussions of the role women played in the settlement of the West as well as of the accuracy of Wallace's portrait of them. --Barbara Chatton, College of Education, Univ . of Wyoming, Laramie
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671798994
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 8 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 8 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2006

    Awsome

    It was teriffic! I want Bill Wallace to write a sequal. I hope he does!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2003

    Save those Buffalo

    What I really liked about this book is the danger and some of the romance. I liked the part when the girl almost got bitten by a snake and when a crocodile was just about to eat them. It was exciting because I wanted to know what was going to come next. What I didn¿t like was Major Lillie. He had broken his promise to save a herd of buffalo. If you really like books with adventure, then this the one for you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2001

    Written very well!!!!!

    This is one of the best books that I've read! I do agree that the book started slowly, but when they metioned horses and adventure I was hooked! I am waiting for a sequel for this book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2006

    Great Read

    I love this book!! Very intertaining and exciting!!! Has some romance. Over all great book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2000

    Hello

    I loved this book. I only checked it out because I was I was in a hurry so I grabbed the first book off the shelf. When I got home and started to read it I thought, 'This is probably going to be the stupidest most juvenile book I've ever read.' And believe me, I've read a lot of books. Anyway, it turned out to be one of the best. I love how Amanda basically puts David Talltree in his place. The storyline was very original.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2000

    Buffalo Gal

    I loved this book I could not put it down, though I was really rather mad when it ended. I hope Bill will write a sequal to this book but make it a lot longer and even better.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2000

    Buffalo Gal

    This was the best book I could not put it down, though I was rather mad when it ended I hope Bill will write a seqal but make it a lot longer and if possible better

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 8 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)