SKY DOGS by Jane Yolen
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Drawing on Native American tales, Yolen creates her own story (as she meticulously explains in a note) about how horses might first have come to the Blackfeet: An old man tells why he is called "He-who-loves-horses." When he was a boy, three large beasts (so awe-inspiring that people called them "Sky Dogs") arrived bearing dying members of a hostile tribe, and stayed to become an important part of his tribe's life and lore. Yolen's dignified, lyrical style turns the episode into an event that resonates with significance; Moser's stunning watercolor illustrations--in sunset gold and the rich hues of shadowed sandstone--shine with the glory of remembered youth. An excellent complement to Goble's fine books about Native Americans.
Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1990
ISBN: 0152007768
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1990


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