The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

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"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 young Native American girl devoted to the care of her tribe's horses. With simple text and brilliant illustrations. Paul Goble tells how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free.

Though she is fond of...

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Overview

"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 young Native American girl devoted to the care of her tribe's horses. With simple text and brilliant illustrations. Paul Goble tells how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free.

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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A Native American girl loves horses and spends all her free time with them. When a storm hits, she and her horses are forced to flee and they end up lost, but a handsome stallion, the leader of the wild horses, welcomes her to live with them. Gradually the girl relinquishes her life with her people, and years later, turns into a beautiful mare herself. Goble writes exclusively about Native American and his art reflects their culture and customs.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this Caldecott Medal book, Goble tells the story of how a girl so loved horses that, according to this Native American legend, she eventually became one. Beautiful, bright color illustrations on every spread expand upon the spare, but effective text. A true delight for those who love folklore and horses. The text closes with two Native American songs celebrating horses. 1993 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689716966
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Edition description: 2nd Aladdin Books edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 65,487
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

    Paul Goble does a great job telling a story about a girl who has a passion for wild horses in 'The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.' This book was suprsingly good. I usually don't get into tales, but I loved how this one ended. It was the passion this girl that he wrote about and it caught my attention and made me want to know what the girl did in the end and where her passion left her. I don't now that elementary kids would enjoy this book too much because I think they would wonder about the ending of the book and how that happened. This book would be more for the 4th and 5th grade level. But I enjoyed the book. The book received teh 1979 Caldecott Medal for its pretty, detailed pictures that did a great job of telling this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    I love this book!!!

    I have a vivid memory of this book from my childhood; it was one of my absolute favorites. I checked it out every chance I got from the library and would beg my mom to read it to me. Her exasperated refusal to read it to me for the millionth time motivated me to work hard to learn to read so I could read it to myself.
    I don’t know if it’s the story or the illustrations that enticed me more as a child; all I know is this book was, and still is perfection to me. My daughter is as horse crazy as I was growing up and she too loves this book. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Beautiful book! Great for 5-10 year olds.

    The illustrations are wonderful and the story is told in simple words. A delightful book!

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Stunning Artwork

    In "The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses", Paul Goble tells the tale of a young Native American girl who loves a herd of horses so much she eventually becomes one of them in body and spirit. He has masterfully illustrated and captured the essence of Native American culture, the wild life that surrounds them, and also the area that they live in. He uses intricate line work and bold colors to make the animals and scenery come to life. Goble's wonderfully touching story also speaks to the bond with nature that Native Americans honor and cherish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2007

    The girl who loved wild horses

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    Girl who loves horses

    This is a good book that won a Caldecott Medal. It is about an Indian girl who loved horses and considered them her friends. She is constantly taking care of the horses and loves being near them. She disappears from the village, but some say they have seen a girl fitting he description with a herd of wild horses. This is a great story to introduce students to Indian culture and their love and respect for animals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2007

    The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

    This book is about a young Native American, who love being with wild horses. She feels free when she is with the wild horses. However, a storm drove the girl and the wild horses far away, the young girl was frightened, but the beautiful stallion who was the leader welcomed her to live with the horses. Read the book and find out if the girl stays with the wild horses or goes to find her family. Goble, Paul. The Girl Who loves Wild Horses. New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1978.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2007

    Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

    Paul Goble, a native of England, wrote a very hapy tale called, 'The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.' He studied at the Central School of Art in London and later moved to Nebraska and became a citizen and is currently residing in South Dakota. He felt he had learned so much from the Native Americans that he wanted to share his love for teir beliefs and life. In the 1979 Caldecott Medal winning book he tells a great tale of a girl who loves wild horses and has this great passion for them. She feels she needs to be with them instead of her family. She runs off with the horses and eventually tursn into one because of her great passion for them. I love this story cause you see the passion in the pictures as well as in the story. I think children need to read this book to see how people used to not be s materialistic, they enjoyed the things around them and saw the beauty in nature. I really enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2006

    The girl who loved Wild Horses Review

    This Caldecott Award Winner is unquestionably worthy of this award considering the eye catching and unique illustrations and the fascination the girl had for the wild horses. This picture book is age appropriate for ages four to eight years. The story immediately grabs the readers attention because of its anticipating plot. The protagonist in the story is a dynamic character due to her harrowing experience. The plot of the story is about a girl who is fascinated and knowledgeable about wild horses. In fact, she had a special bond with the wild horses that no one else could understand. One day while she slept by the wild horses, she was awoke by a terrible storm that scared her and the horses so badly that they ran away. The girl realized she was lost, and her parents couldn¿t find her. They eventually found the girl and she was torn between the horses and her people. What happens next in the story is unforgettable. The age appropriate level for this book would best fit first through fifth grades. This story would fall in the category of a fantasy book. The theme of the story is to follow your heart. The girl felt so strongly about wild horses that she constantly wanted to be in their presence. The author and illustrator of this remarkable book, Paul Goble, has written numerous children¿s books. Goble, Paul. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1978.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    A Girls Love for Wild Horses

    ¿They said the girl had surely become one of the wild horses at last.¿ A Native American girl loves horses so much she eventually turns into one. Let your imagination carry you away in this adventure filled children¿s Caldecott Medal winning book. See how a Native American girl runs with the horses when they are frightened by a storm and how she is returned to her family only to be given back to the wild horses. The author Paul Goble shows his understanding of the Naïve American culture not only through his written word but also his beautiful illustrations. Paul Globe has always been fascinated by the Native American culture and has written several books about them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

    A young Native American girl who had a passion for horses. Everyday she would go into the field around her village with horses, leading them to the streams with the freshest waters, walking the most beautiful flowers one can imagine. She would never wander to for that she couldn¿t see her house in the distance. One day she lay among the fresh grass while the horses eat for a short nap, only to be woken by an angry storm. Clinging to the harness of a frightened horse from the outburst of lightening, she is taken by the horse far from home deep into the meadows. She and her horses end up into a pasture of beautiful sky¿s and wild horses. She is scared but becomes accustom to living with wild horses, only visiting her loved ones in her village yearly. Goble illustrates his book with beautiful pictures of colorful spring flowers and rainbows. He describes the connection between the girl and her horses just as good as he draws them. This book would be great for young a girl who has the love for horse just like the native girl in this book. Goble, Paul. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. NewYork: Simon & Schuster 1978

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2006

    Do you know someone who loves horses? Do you know anyone who loves horses so much that they wish that they could become a horse?

    That is exactly what happened in The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. This is the story of a Native American girl who lived with a nomadic tribe who follows the buffalo. She loved horses and had a special gift of speaking to them. She spent all of her free time with them. One day she fell asleep in the field with the horses and a storm came. The horses were terrified. She jumped on the back of one of the horses and was carried away by the stampeding animals. When the animals came to a rest she discovered she was lost. The next day she met a beautiful wild stallion who was the leader of all the wild horses. He invited her to live with them. The people searched in vain for the girl. A year later, some hunters spotted the girl with the herd of wild horses. The stallion defended the girl to prevent the hunters from capturing her. The hunters took her home after her horse stumbled and fell. When she got home, she was sad and missed the horses. She became ill and when asked what would make her well again, she replies, ¿I love to run with the wild horses. They are my relatives. If you let me go back to them, I will be happy forevermore¿. Her parents reluctantly gave their permission. Yet , the girl didn¿t forget her people for she returned to her parents every year and brought them a colt. When she didn¿t return one year, her people discovered that something magical had happened to her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2006

    Lovely tale

    Goble, Paul. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1978. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. In an Indian village, lived a girl who loved wild horses. She shares a special connection with the strong and beautiful horses. A huge storm arises and the young girl is thrust into a wondrous adventure. She is 'welcomed' by the horse herd to live amongst them. Soon, the girl must make a very difficult decision between the herd of wild horses she has come to love and her own family. This tale of the young girl and the wild horses is well written and beautifully illustrated. The unexpected ending leaves the reader feeling warm and fuzzy about this Native American Legend. Paul Goble, was born in England, he attended Central School of Art in London. In 1977 he moved to the United States where he and became a citizen in 1984. Goble's was intrigued with Native American culture. His illustrations are precise in depicting the customs and clothing of their cultures. Goble has received many awards for his books including the Caldecott Medal for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses in1978.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2006

    The Girl Who Loved Horses

    Caldecott If you love horse you will love this book! This book has beautiful pictures that any child will love. The girl at the center of the story lives in a Native American village with her family. The girl is known for her love and unique understanding of horses. One day, the girl falls asleep atop a horse as the herd is grazing in the meadow. When a storm blows up,¿ She grabbed a horse¿s mane and jumped on his back¿, the horse carries the girl far away from the village as the herd gallop in fright. The herd of horses takes her in, and she doesn't return to the village until a year later. I love the pictures in this book and the story line. Paul Goble is an author and illustrator of children's books. Goble is a native of England. He has lived in the United States since 1977 and became a citizen in 1984. Lincoln, Nebraska had been the artist's residence until he moved to Rapid City, South Dakota in 1998. Goble, Paul. The girl who loved wild horses. New York: Aladdin Paoerbacks, 1978.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2006

    College Review for Class

    What would it be like to love an animal so much, that you get sick when you¿re not with that animal? That¿s just what happens in this 1978 Caldecott winner book, ¿The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.¿ The Native American girl in this story loved horses so much, that the people noticed that she understood the horses in a special way. She knows which grass they liked best and when to find them shelter from the winter blizzards. Then one day a storm comes and it frighten the horses so she jumps on the back of a horse, scared the horse keep galloping faster and faster until at last the horses stop to rest. Right away the girl knows they are lost but then the next day the girl awakes to find a beautiful spotted stallion that is the leader of all the wild horses and welcomes her to live with them. Because of her great love for horses she decides to ¿¿ To find out what the Native American girl does, you will have to read this wonderful children¿s picture book to experience the love she has for horses. The author, Paul Goble is an award winning author and illustrator of children¿s books. Goble, a native of England, studied at the Central School of Art in London. He came to live in the United States in 1977 and became a citizen in 1984. He now lives in Rapid City, South Dakota because of his fascination with Native Americans. Goble, Paul. ¿The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.¿ New York: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, 1978.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2005

    A Wonderful Story

    I purchased a hardback of this story shortly before my Daughter was born. This is a beautiful story, beautifully told and beautifully illustrated. A must for any child interested in horses or in Native American tales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2003

    this book is awesome and also teaches some history

    My step mother had this book when I was growing up and the buffalo women.It teaches children about what life was like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    Beautiful!!!!!

    This is a beautiful book about a little Indian girl who loves wild horses and in the end, turns into one. I highly recomend this beautiful book. You will love it, especially if you love horses! ages 5-10

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