Bryson the Brave Bison Storytime with Nate Davenport and Luke Freshwater

Monday, June 26, 2023 - 2:00pm

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Nate Davenport and Luke Freshwater join us for a special Monday storytime to launch their new picture book about a Bison who teaches lessons on bravery, honesty, and perseverance. We can’t think of a better way to start the week!

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About the Book
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.

Follow one brave bison as he leads his herd to face a challenge and overcome it in this original rhyming story. 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

From debut authors Nate Davenport and Luke Freshwater, Bryson the Brave Bison teaches children positive character traits such as bravery, honesty, 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.


About the Authors:
Nate Davenport resides in Huntington, WV, whose city mascot is the bison! He and his wife Suzanna have two children, Crews and Lyla, and a goldendoodle named Heidi. Nate's passion for literature and writing comes from his father Jeff, who is an author too! Nate earned a degree in youth ministry from Cedarville University, where he also played baseball. He currently works as a sales leader in the medical space, where he focuses on helping those recovering from addiction. Nate's mission is to impact the lives of children through whimsical literature filled with positivity and truth.

Luke Freshwater resides in the greater Columbus, OH area with his wife Megan and their five young children. Luke served as a forest firefighter in Idaho and as an Army bomb squad leader in the war in Afghanistan. He went to NC State University and Cedarville University, where he played baseball. Luke is currently a sales leader, aspiring bison farmer, and dedicated to the pursuit of intentional fatherhood while positively impacting the lives of fatherless children.

About the Illustrator: 
Richard Cowdrey's favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and his creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Fiona the Hippo, Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.

Bryson the Brave Bison: Finding the Courage to Face the Storm By Nate Davenport, Luke Freshwater, Richard Cowdrey (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310153108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Zonderkidz - June 27th, 2023