The girl who loved wild horses

Paul Goble

Book - 1978

Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.

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Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press c1978.
Main Author
Paul Goble (-)
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Pink Pig, a tiny carving made from rose quartz, is Amanda's only companion and a character in an imaginary worlda world that makes it possible for the girl to cope with her own life, on her own terms. PW called this ``a moving and many-faceted story about extremely well-created characters.'' (10-13) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Paul Goble's beautifully-told, Caldecott Award-winning book (S&S, 1978) receives a fine treatment in this book and tape set. It is the tale of a Native American girl whose tribe follows the buffalo. She tends the horses, and grows to love them so much that eventually she joins them. Accompanied by Native American music, the story is clearly and lovingly read by Lance White Magpie, and sound effects help bring it to life. One side of the tape includes page-turn signals, while the other does not. Audio quality is excellent. This would make a good listening center for units on Native Americans, art, or horses.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

There are many parallel legends--the seal women, for example, with their strange sad longings--but none is more direct than this American Indian story of a girl who is carried away in a horses' stampede. . . to ride thenceforth by the side of a beautiful stallion who leads the wild horses. The girl had always loved horses, and seemed to understand them ""in a special way""; a year after her disappearance her people find her riding beside the stallion, calf in tow, and take her home despite his strong resistance. But she is unhappy and returns to the stallion; after that, a beautiful mare is seen riding always beside him. Goble tells the story soberly, allowing it to settle, to find its own level. The illustrations are in the familiar striking Goble style, but softened out here and there with masses of flowers and foliage--suitable perhaps for the switch in subject matter from war to love, but we miss the spanking clean design of Custer's Last Battle and The Fetterman Fight. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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