The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses -hc

AntheneumSKU: 0689845049

Paul Goble
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five, Six
Book Type:

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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is a reprint of Paul Goble's picture book about a Plains girl and her love for wild horses. First issued in 1978, this reprint supposedly follows a traditional Plains story about horses. Unfortunately the author fails to provide tribal identity and sources for the book. The reader is drawn to the flowing full-colour painting of a Plains camp from long ago. The horses are drawn with such care and style that the reader is drawn to the images. The story follows the interest of one Native American girl whose love and care of horses finally draws to a herd of wild horses following a thunderstorm. The girl makes the decision to leave her beloved family and community to experience the freedom of running free with wild horses. Each year after for departure she returns to the family's camp and brings a young colt for her people. Finally one season the girl does not return but camp riders claim they see a black mare running with the herd of wild horses and believe it is the girl. Because the camp saw her love and care for the horses they acknowledged that horses truly are related to the people and must be respected. A great story about self-discovery and young students will enjoy the story being read to them while older students will find the connection to horses enjoyable. A classic girl and horse story and winner of the 1978 Caldecott Medal. A paper edition is also available. Lexile Level: 670; Guided Reading Level: M; DRA Level: 24-28

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