For most people, being swept away in a horse stampede during a raging thunderstorm would be a terrifying disaster. For the young Native American girl in Paul Goble's 1979 Caldecott-winning masterpiece, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, it is a blessing. Although she loves her people, this girl has a much deeper, almost sacred connection to her equine friends. The storm gives her the opportunity to fulfill her dream--to live in a beautiful land among the wild horses she loves.
With brilliant, stylized illustrations and simple text, Paul Goble tells the story of a young woman who follows her heart, and the family that respects and accepts her uniqueness. Considering how difficult it is for some communities to allow friendships to grow between people of different cultures, this village's support for the girl's companions of choice is admirable. Goble's bold paintings reflect this noble open-mindedness. The young horse fanatic of the house will joyfully add this book to his or her collection. Children are passionate people; they will relate. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
reSchool-Grade 2-Paul Goble's beautifully-told, Caldecott Award-winning book (S&S, 1978) receives a fine treatment in this book and tape set. It is the tale of a Native American girl whose tribe follows the buffalo. She tends the horses, and grows to love them so much that eventually she joins them. Accompanied by Native American music, the story is clearly and lovingly read by Lance White Magpie, and sound effects help bring it to life. One side of the tape includes page-turn signals, while the other does not. Audio quality is excellent. This would make a good listening center for units on Native Americans, art, or horses.
Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
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I grew up with this book! It is a beautiful story with gorgeous illustrations. I lost my copy over the many years & am so glad to have another.Published 17 days ago by Mia Younger
A gorgeous, rich story and a great introduction to native culture's beauty enjoyed now by two generations in our family.Published 1 month ago by Savta Motz
My daughter loves wild horses. This is one of her favorite stories. Every time I read it to her it's like I am reading it to her for the first time.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
My parents bought me this book when it was new on the market when I was just a toddler. Over 20 years later, I am still in love with this book, the story, the artwork, and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heidi
We got this for a friend's little girl and my son liked it so I bought another.Published 2 months ago by Natalie P Broomhall
If u have a little girl who loves horses, you must have this cute storyPublished 3 months ago by Ernest D. Kingsley
It was a wonderful read. It’s an inspiring tale of a girl and her adventure through life. Totally worth the price and time that you spend on reading this piece of literature.Published 5 months ago by Sudha Rajendran