From the first brilliant rush of horses to the triumphant sight of beautiful bays, chestnuts, shiny blacks, whites, grays, and paints galloping across the pages, Paul Goble's very special book will delight all who love horses and all who love stories that tell of the spiritual connection between people and animals.
His magnificent, detailed paintings evoke an almost forgotten world as he recounts a stirring legend based on the oral tradition of the Pawnee. Focusing on a poor boy and his grandmother, adventure begins when the boy discovers an old, limping horse. Though ridiculed by his tribe, the boy cares for the horse and brings it back to health. In turn, the animal helps his friend achieve greatness, only to be betrayed. The boy's remorse is sincere, but will he be forgiven?
Captivating readers, Caldecott medalist Paul Goble shows how a loving friendship changes the lives of a people.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - olivegreen1 - LibraryThing
Pawnee legend depicts a poor boy who finds a limping horse and nurses it back to health. In turn, the animal helps restore the boy and his family to prosperity. Wonderful illustrations depict the boy's relationships. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kjarthur - LibraryThing
Vivid, fluid and capturing illustrations that draw you in and have you linger on the story. The illustrations capture the beauty of the time period, animals and landscapes. A redemptive story to share with many. Get more than one book, so that one may be on display. Read full review