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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (1978)

by Paul Goble

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This is a great book with beautiful illustrations. a good time of year to tie it in would be around derby time, near the end of the school year. most crafts or room parties would not relate to a book like this at all, but since there are horses in it its a good time to plan a small lesson and have the children be able to relate to it because the time of the year. It would also be a good read aloud for young kids and a project that follows could be a small craft and act out. They could use paper plates to make the characters and then create scripts which would exercise their writing and creativity. They would then preform these either as a whole class to the partner grade or in groups in their own classroom. It is a good book because it has a moral behind it. ( )
  jennabushong | Apr 23, 2016 |
This book won the Caldecott Award in 1978, the most prestigious award for children's illustrated books; and I can tell why. This book was simply amazing and made me want to continue reading it as well. The book is full of so much detail and it will not leave you or your students wondering what happens at the end. ( )
  Whitney24 | Apr 5, 2016 |
I would use this book in a kindergarten or first grade classroom to introduce the native American culture. I could read this book to show what a native American girl around the same age as my students did. ( )
  AmbraGoff | Mar 30, 2016 |
A young Native American girl is devoted to the care of her tribe's horses.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
This book is a about an unconventional friendship between a Plains Indian girl and the wild horses. While the story is unconventional it is rich in Native American culture and magic. It would be a fun addition to this unit aloug with an animated short from YouTube.
  WindyB | Dec 5, 2015 |
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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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A Native American girl grows fond of her tribe's wild horses and eventually becomes one of them, roaming happy and free.

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