Search Results: "Paul Goble"


BOOK REVIEW

HER SEVEN BROTHERS by Paul Goble
Released: March 1, 1988

"A lovely, appealing book that commendably includes notes on the sources for both the story and the art, and should find use in story time, independent reading, and curriculum enrichment."
Another beautifully realized legend of the Plains Indians from the author-illustrator of The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (Caldecott Medal, 1979). 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 >

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STORM MAKER’S TIPI by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Crossing the boundary between the folktale and the informational book, Goble not only tells and illustrates a story based upon a Blackfoot legend, but also provides detailed black-and-white drawings of the construction and pitching of a tipi. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE WHITE BUFFALO WOMAN by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Drawn just above ground level and clad in spectacular ceremonial costume, Goble's stylized figures seem appropriately larger than life, and the Lakota prayers and comments he quotes further enhance the reverent tone. (Picture book/folklore. 7-11)"
Goble (The Return of the Buffaloes, 1996, etc.) prefaces the story of the first pipe, "the most important of all Lakota sacred legends," with a Great Flood legend, then appends an account of the meaning attached to the pipe and its parts, along with a finely detailed drawing of a pipe in his possession. Read full book review >

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CROW CHIEF by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Vintage Goble. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Still another handsomely presented Native American tale from the prolific Caldecott medalist. Read full book review >

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Released: March 31, 1993

"A grand addition to a notable oeuvre, with a powerful contemporary message. (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
As Goble explains, "This story is based on a sacred Blackfoot myth, telling the origin of the Pleiades." 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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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 >