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Posted April 9, 2010
I fell in love with "The Love Flute."
Paul Goble's retelling of the Native American folktale was remarkable and riveting. The illustrations by Paul Goble were beautiful and filled with interesting and colorful details. My 8 year old daughter did not want to put the book down since she found the story so interesting. Plus, the lessons learned from the story are profound and worthwhile. By reading the story, the reader learns the courting custom of this particular Native American tribe. The Native American culture was very intimately tied to nature as this courting custom demonstrates. This book made me realize that the Native American culture is not something that should be lost or disrespected, but studied and taught in school. The book documents the beauty and wisdom of this forgotten and diminished culture spectacularly. Not only did I love reading this book, now I want to learn more about this culture with their strong ties to nature. They advocate respecting and communicating with nature as a guide for living. After reading this book, I realize that Modern Civilization can learn much from the Native Americans. Thank you Paul Goble for opening my eyes to the wisdom and beauty of the Native Americans. They have much to offer modern civilization, and sadly it took many years for this student of life to discover that fact.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.