The Buffalo Nickel

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Taylor Morrison reveals the history and making of the buffalo nickel through the story of its creator, American sculptor James Fraser. As a boy growing up in the Dakota Territory, Fraser witnessed the virtual extinction of the buffalo and the effect their loss had on the Plains Indians. As an adult, he honored both in his sculptures and his design for the buffalo nickel. Morrison's striking illustrations capture the broad sweep of the landscape and demonstrate the intricate process by which coins are designed and minted.

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User Review  - DoriBoggess - LibraryThing

Taylor Morrison is the author and illustrator of this book. It is well researched. This tells about how the buffalo nickel was dreamed up and made into reality. It is full of factual information to inspire any historian. Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This is a very nice book. The details about coin making were a bit heavy, but the fact that they were included definitely added something to the story. I had never heard of James Fraser, so this was ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Taylor Morrison pairs his artistic talent with extensive research to bring readers engaging nonfiction picturebooks. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has illustrated several books for children. He was born in Kansas, raised in Illinois, and now makes his home in Oregon.

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