Search Results: "Paul Goble"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1972

"Like Red Hawk, Brave Eagle proves an outstanding witness."
The defeat of Captain Fetterman, who boasted that he could "Whip the whole Sioux nation with only 80 men," retold (as amended and enlarged by the authors) with the same mixture of pride and sorrow that permeated Red Hawk's Account of Custer's Last Battle (1970). Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE RIDGE by Paul Goble
Released: Feb. 1, 1988

"This outstandingly beautiful book should indeed free imaginations to soar."
Although LC calls this wonderful, consoling book fiction, it is more truly a prayer, a moving affirmation of death as a natural part of life—and a tribute to the wisdom and culture of the Plains Indians. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1991

"The story also features a Mouse powwow (in the skull), music included."
Fourth of Goble's books about the shameless trickster—and as meticulously sourced and beautifully illustrated as the others. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1989

"Beautiful bookmaking; an entertaining, authentic story."
In Goble's second book about the comically clever/stupid Lakota trickster, Iktomi almost drowns trying to pick the reflections of buffalo berries at the bottom of the river. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1970

"From the picture map on the title page to the lists of sources and suggested readings, an unusual volume that is at once handsome, stirring and historically anchored (and thus worth the trouble of being unusual)."
Painted-robe figures charge across spacious white pages as Red Hawk, a stand-in for those who were there, tells of the Battle of Little Bighorn: "Why had the soldiers come to kill us? Read full book review >

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RED CLOUD'S WAR by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2015

"An exciting tale, rousingly told. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Fighting to preserve Oglala Sioux territory northwest of Fort Laramie, in modern-day Wyoming, war chief Red Cloud routs a band of 80 soldiers in 1866. Read full book review >

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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 >