LOVE FLUTE by Paul Goble

LOVE FLUTE

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 5 & up
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Explaining in a lengthy, meticulous note that there are several sacred stories about the origins of the flutes used in the courtship rituals of Plains Indiana, Goble bases his version on a Santee Dakota myth. Too shy to approach the girl he admires, a young man aimlessly shoots an arrow that miraculously leads him on a four-day journey, at the end of which he meets two "Elk Men"--masked, horned figures--who give him a flute and explain its use. The men disappear, replaced by a pair of bull elks; the young man returns to his tribe, where he receives a warm welcome from his beloved. Goble illustrates in his usual clean, handsome style, employing bright colors, elegant compositions, and Native American motifs. Another excellent contribution from this fine storyteller. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-02-736261-2
Page count: 32pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1992




MORE BY PAUL GOBLE

ChildrenRED CLOUD'S WAR by Paul Goble
by Paul Goble
ChildrenALL OUR RELATIVES by Paul Goble
by Paul Goble
ChildrenSONG OF CREATION by Paul Goble
by Paul Goble