The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

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Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, Feb 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
17 Reviews
Goble's Caldecott Medal-winning book tells the story of a young Native American girl who is devoted to the care of her tribe's horses. With simple text and brilliant illustrations, Goble reveals how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free.

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User Review  - laineyh - LibraryThing

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is another amazing Native American tale about a girl from a small village that loves to ride wild horses. One day, a storm comes while she is riding the horses and it ... Read full review

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User Review  - KaitlynBlevins - LibraryThing

Summary: This is the story of a young Native American girl who loves and is comforted by horses. Her relationship to them is one of deeper understanding than any other of her people have experienced ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Paul Goble has received wide acclaim for his magnificent books, including "Buffalo Woman, Dream Wolf, Her Seven Brothers, " and the winner of the 1979 Caldecott Medal, "The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses." Commenting on his work in "Beyond the Ridge, ""Horn Book Magazine" said, "striking elements synthesize the graphics with the narrative and spiritual aspects of the text." The "New York Times Book Review" noted that his technique is "a marriage of authentic design and contemporary artistry, and it succeeds beautifully."

Paul Goble's most recent book for Bradbury Press, "I Sing for the Animals, " was called "a lovely, small book that movingly conveys profound belief in the goodness of creation" by "Kirkus Reviews, " and "School Library Journal" said it "fits as easily in the hand as Goble's meditations about the natural world do in the heart.

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