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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Author: Paul Goble
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free. "There was a girl in the village who loved horses... She led the horses to drink at the river. She spoke softly and they followed. People noticed that she understood horses in a special way." And so begins the story of a yo...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780689716966
ISBN-10: 0689716966
Publication Date: 3/31/1993
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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For most people, being swept away in a horse stampede during a raging thunderstorm would be a terrifying disaster. For the young Native American girl in Paul Goble's 1979 Caldecott-winning masterpiece, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, it is a blessing. Although she loves her people, this girl has a much deeper, almost sacred connection to her equine friends. The storm gives her the opportunity to fulfill her dream--to live in a beautiful land among the wild horses she loves.
With brilliant, stylized illustrations and simple text, Paul Goble tells the story of a young woman who follows her heart, and the family that respects and accepts her uniqueness. Considering how difficult it is for some communities to allow friendships to grow between people of different cultures, this village's support for the girl's companions of choice is admirable. Goble's bold paintings reflect this noble open-mindedness. The young horse fanatic of the house will joyfully add this book to his or her collection. Children are passionate people; they will relate.
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A young native girl takes care of her tribe's horses and how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free.

Ages 4-8 or so.
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One of my daughters' favorite stories at around age 6-7. a beautiful Native American tale.