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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (1978)

by Paul Goble

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Winner of the 1979 Caldecott Medal. I like the art in this; it's got a pretty unique style. Oddly enough, it reminds me of the art in Meena. The story is okay, but I'd say the art is definitely its strong point.
  Sopoforic | Mar 20, 2014 |
The illustrations for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses are very eye-catching. They use bold colors and sharp outlines. The story is an exciting tale of a girl who is taking care of horses for her tribe but wanders to far and is caught in a storm. The horses stampede and bring her to live with the wild horses. She learns to love her life with the wild horses and returns after she is rescued. ( )
  aleader | Jan 28, 2014 |
the Sioux are located in the Dakotas so lots of plains land. With that said horses and buffalo are highly respected and very important to them. To this day the Sioux are full of ranchers and the land has a lot of wild horses and buffalo roaming. ( )
  Brettch | Dec 7, 2013 |
This story tells the legend of a young Navajo girl who takes care of her tribe's horse herd. As the legend goes, this girl got caught in a terrible storm and her herd ran away, only to be found by the stallion of the wild horses. This story has descriptive illustrations that closely follow the story. I feel this story would be appropriate for children ages 3-4 and up and work great for anytime during the year.
  Jennah2010 | Sep 24, 2013 |
This is a book about a Native American girl who understands are cares for the horses of her Native American tribe. She takes them to get water and leads them to the best grass. She wishes to be one of these horses and finds her way through this tale. This story has beautiful illustrations. This would be a great folk tale for children in grades K-3 and can be a great addition to a Native American unit.
  JessicaSchroeder | Sep 17, 2013 |
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This is a story of a Plains Indian girl who joins a band of wild horses and eventually, the story implies, becomes a horse herself. Includes full-color illustrations on each page of this engaging story.
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For Bonnie who loves horses and for Janet
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The people were always moving from place to place following the herds of buffalo.
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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

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Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.

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