BOOK REVIEW: The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas by Andrea Warren
The greatest entertainer of his era, Buffalo Bill was the founder and star of the legendary show that featured cowboys, Indians, trick riding, and sharpshooters.
But long before stardom, Buffalo Bill—born Billy Cody—had to grow up fast. While homesteading in Kansas just before the Civil War, his family was caught up in the conflict with neighboring Missouri over whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free or slave state.
To support his family after a pro-slaver killed his father, Billy—then eleven—herded cattle, worked on wagon trains, and rode the Pony Express. As the violence in Bleeding Kansas escalated, he joined the infamous Jayhawkers, seeking revenge on Missourians, and then became a soldier, scout, and spy in the Civil War—all by age seventeen.
REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 8 days until 13!
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This novel was a great non-fiction read! That is definitely something worth learning/reading about!
My favorite character was Billy Cody because I like the great adventures he went on. I don't have a favorite part because it was an amazing book about a great historical figure.
I recommend this book for anyone who needs to love and learn about another wonderful historical figure.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 12.