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The girl who loved wild horses
Goble, Paul.
Personal Author:
Revised format edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum, 2001.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.
Reading Level:
670 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 0.5 5221.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.7 2 Quiz: 04522 Guided reading level: M.
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Material Type
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PZ8.G537 GI 1978C Juvenile Non-Fiction Award Winners
PZ8.G537 GI 1978C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PZ8.G537 GI 1978C Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Author Notes

Paul Goble was born in Haslemere, Surrey, England on September 27, 1933. He was a sharpshooter in the British military from 1951 to 1953. In 1959, he received a National Diploma in Design, with honors, from the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. While working in freelance industrial design and teaching at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, he and his first wife Dorothy Lee wrote four picture books. In 1977, he decided to become a full-time author and illustrator and accepted a position as the artist-in-residence at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. He and Lee divorced in 1978.

He was best known for his picture books inspired by Native American culture and lore including Buffalo Woman, Iktomi and the Boulder: A Plains Indian Story, and Crow Chief: A Plains Indian Story. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1979 for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. He died from Parkinson's disease on January 5, 2017 at the age of 83.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

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

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.