Search Results: "Paul Goble"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Especially useful for older children. (Folktales. 8-12)"
A beautiful, if overstuffed, compendium of First Nations' prayers, aphorisms and storytelling about animals. Read full book review >

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LOVE FLUTE by Paul Goble
by Paul Goble, illustrated by Paul Goble
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Another excellent contribution from this fine storyteller. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
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. Read full book review >

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SONG OF CREATION by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Notes at the front of the volume indicate the sources and offer a short commentary on the religious significance of the text. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-10)"
Caldecott Medalist Goble has created a stunning prayer of praise with his interpretation of the Benedicite from The Book of Common Prayer. Read full book review >

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I SING FOR THE ANIMALS by Paul Goble
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"A lovely, small book that movingly conveys profound belief in the goodness of creation. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
This fine illustrator describes his text as "thoughts" influenced by his long association with Native Americans, as well as by his "Quaker forebears and Church of England schooling." Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDLY WOLF by Paul Goble
Released: Nov. 17, 1975

"Still, the progress of Little Cloud and his sister across the keenly stylized landscapes is worth following."
Little Cloud and his sister Bright Eyes wander away from the berry pickers and are rescued by a friendly wolf, who guides them home and is welcomed with a ceremony confirming a pact of friendship between the Plains Indians and the wolf people. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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MYSTIC HORSE by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"From an exceptional talent: a sure classic. (Picture book/folktale. 6-11)"
Goble (Storm Maker's Tipi, 2001, etc.) returns with another engaging Native American legend complemented by his glorious illustrations—a mix of authentic and contemporary design. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Goble's illustrations shine, while the endless interruptions of the main story with narrator asides, as well as with the comments of Iktomi and others, return the story to its oral roots. (Picture book/folklore. 4-9)"
Iktomi (Iktomi and the Buzzard, 1994, etc.), with a buzz cut and full ceremonial dress, is up to his antics again, which this time involve tricking prairie dogs to settle down in hot coals so he can gobble them up for dinner. Read full book review >

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LONE BULL'S HORSE RAID by Paul Goble
Released: Nov. 19, 1973

"The account of his first horse stealing expedition is illustrated in the same handsome style (the pages swarming with herds of earth-toned horses and their bonneted, armed riders) as the Gobles' reconstructions of Custer's Last Battle (KR, 1970) and The Fetterman Fight (KR, 1972), although, without the tragic historical dimension of those other two battles, the Indians' fierce bravery seems less exemplary and the casualties more gratuitous."
Lone Bull, a fourteen year-old Oglala Sioux and "a typical boy from any Plains Indian tribe about one hundred years ago," is a composite-of several young warriors who later recorded their memories of the horse raiding parties — this one directed against a Crow tribe — which were undertaken as a point of honor and "the traditional way for a young man to gain a good reputation in the tribe." Read full book review >