Adopted by the Eagles: A Plains Indian Story of Friendship and Treachery

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Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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The acclaimed author/artist has created this book as a loving tribute to his mentor, Chief Edgar Red Cloud, who adopted Goble when he arrived from England to the Great Plains as a young man.The retelling is dramatic and lively; the superb illustrations are meticulously rendered. Glimpses of wildlife give intimacy to vistas of the Great Plains, and magnificently graphic and bold paintings bring out all the drama of this Lakota tale of treachery and adventure.

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User Review  - Sulick1 - LibraryThing

I thought this story was a terrific representation of friendship from a multicultural perspective. However, I do not think it would be appealing to the average reader. This is because it is such a far ... Read full review

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The story was great, along with the illustrations. What I enjoyed most was the interspersing of Lakota? words throught the text. I also enjoyed the author's information about his relationship with Chief Edgar Red Cloud. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Paul Goble was born in Haslemere, Surrey, England on September 27, 1933. He was a sharpshooter in the British military from 1951 to 1953. In 1959, he received a National Diploma in Design, with honors, from the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. While working in freelance industrial design and teaching at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, he and his first wife Dorothy Lee wrote four picture books. In 1977, he decided to become a full-time author and illustrator and accepted a position as the artist-in-residence at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. He and Lee divorced in 1978. He was best known for his picture books inspired by Native American culture and lore including Buffalo Woman, Iktomi and the Boulder: A Plains Indian Story, and Crow Chief: A Plains Indian Story. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1979 for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. He died from Parkinson's disease on January 5, 2017 at the age of 83.

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