Gaya Wisniewski

“A young girl makes friends with a bison in a clearing near the forest. They gather together every winter, sit by the fire, and converse or just enjoy the silence until the bison is ready to rejoin his herd in the spring. As the year’s pass, their friendship grows stronger as they age, but her bison does not return one winter. The young girl, now an adult, searches for him in the woods and learns that even though her bison is no longer there, he will always be with her. Gaya Wisniewski’s evocative charcoal-and-ink illustrations, enriched by the gradual addition of blue watercolor, masterfully convey this tender, affecting the story of friendship and understanding the passage of time. “