Friday, January 23, 2015

Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior by Paul Goble

Good Day Reader Friends,
The Queen here with an interesting tale of bravery and courage. Paul Goble's Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior is an engaging story of a young brave's wish to prove himself to his family and community. Despite the story being historical in setting, I believe children of today can relate to Lone Bull's desire to be taken seriously.

Hope you enjoy it.


Author: Paul Goble
Illustrator: Joseph Bruchac

Book Information:
Publisher and date: Wisdom Tales (June 1, 2014)
Reading level: 6 - 9 years Grade Level: 2 - 4
Book Info: Hardcover: 44 pages
Genre: Realistic fiction
ISBN: 978-1937786250

Book Theme:
coming of age, Native Americans, bravery, courage

Book Summary
For the tribes of the American plains in the Buffalo Days of the pre-reservation life, horse raiding was a chance for men to show their courage and bravery in battle. “No man can help another to be brave,” says grandfather to fourteen-year-old Lone Bull, “but through brave deeds you may become a leader one day.” Lone Bull wanted to be a warrior and he knew he could be victorious in a horse raid if only given the chance! But when Lone Bull’s father refuses to let his son and his best friend join the raid, what do the young boys do? They set off to follow the group with the help of grandfather! Will it all end in disaster?
Master storyteller Paul Goble brings to life this exciting and timeless coming-of-age story of Lone Bull, a young Lakota boy eager to join the warriors on a horse raid against the Crow. This newly-revised edition features digitally enhanced artwork, completely revised text, a brand new layout, and a fascinating “Foreword” from world-famous storyteller Joseph Bruchac.

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Authors Arena

Author: Paul Goble
Paul Goble is an award winning author and illustrator of children's books. He has won both the Caldecott Medal and The Library of Congress' Children's Book of the Year Award. To date, Mr. Goble has illustrated over 30 books. He has given his entire collection of original illustrations to the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, South Dakota.

Goble, a native of England, studied at the Central School of Art in London. He has lived in the United States since 1977 and became a citizen in 1984. Goble's life-long fascination with Native Americans of the plains began during his childhood when he became intrigued with their spirituality and culture. His illustrations accurately depict Native American clothing, customs and surroundings in brilliant color and detail. Goble researches ancient stories and retells them for his young audiences in a manner sympathetic to Native American ways. Goble lives with his wife in Rapid City, SD.

Illustrator: Joseph Bruchac
 For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.

   He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults. The best selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children and others of his “Keepers” series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country. 

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