Bryson the Brave Bison
Finding the Courage to Face the Storm
by Nate Davenport; Luke Freshwater
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Pub Date 27 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 04 Jul 2023
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In this world of challenges, we all need a hero … and here comes Bryson the Brave Bison! In the face of a big storm, Bryson shows his crew and the entire herd, that you can get through anything with a little bravery and self-confidence.
This original rhyming story tells the story of how one brave bison lead his herd to face a challenge and overcome it. Combined with dynamic artwork from New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey, this legend comes alive!
Bryson the Brave Bison:
- is written in lyrical rhyme perfect for read-alouds
- features unique vintage style artwork from NYT bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey
- highlights positive character traits such as bravery, courage, and trust
- is an ideal gift for any time of year
From debut authors Nate Davenport and Luke Freshwater, Bryson the Brave Bison teaches children positive character traits such as bravery, honest, and perseverance and shows them that with courage they can face the storms in life. Nate and Luke are good friends, intentional fathers, and business leaders who frequently speak about bravery and courage with their children and in business. Bryson the Brave Bison was inspired by Luke’s service as a firefighter in Idaho and as an Army bomb squad leader in the war in Afghanistan.
While children are facing a world with so many challenges, this book’s message encourages them to find their courage and “face the storms.”
Bryson the Brave Bison teaches children positive character traits such as honesty, bravery, and service, through fun, lyrical rhymes from debut authors Nate Davenport and Luke Freshwater, and eye-catching art from NYT bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey.
While the content is general-market reaching, the creators are strong men of faith with connections to Christian influencers and communicators as well as family groups that are supportive of this message.
Hometowns: Nate Davenport resides in Huntington, WV and Luke Freshwater resides in the greater Columbus, Ohio area.
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Average rating from 29 members
Perfect! Great story, colorful illustrations and a good message about courage—this book has it all. Bryson will make a fun read along.
Excellent! The illustrations are phenomenal (and hilarious) and the rhymes make it really memorable. A little bison that wasn’t as tall or strong or talented as the others in his herd, but he becomes a hero when his quick-thinking and bravery saves everyone in the face of a terrible prairie thunderstorm. It is a story of inspiration and courage that the best way to withstand a storm is not to run from it, but to meet it head-on with bravery and perseverance. This will be a favorite in my homeschool library! Absolutely recommend to anyone with kiddos. (It’s also a great reminder for us adults, too)
Thank you, NetGalley!
This is a new favourite for my family!! A wonderful rhythming story encouraging children to face their fears head on and do something about the situation! We loved it! The super fun illustrations just added to the story!
All my boys (4-14) and I highly recommend this book!!
A fun rhyming children's book with brightly colored illustrations & a great moral.
I appreciate books such as this that model positive character traits & encourage kids to strive to be more honest, brave, kind, etc.
You would not expect a large bison to be afraid, but that's exactly what Bryson is....until he is forced to face his fears & realizes that when he uses his mind & thinks through it, it's not really so scary!
(I was able to preview this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)