Beyond the Ridge
By (author) Paul Goble
Beyond the Ridge by Paul Goble
Book DescriptionOnce again Goble has created a stunning picture book interpretation of an aspect of Plains Indian tradition. The story at the heart of this book is the death of an old woman and her subsequent spirit journey. . . . The artwork is Goble at his best.--School Library Journal, starred review. Full color.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780689717314
(178mm x 111mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Goble
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With just 80 soldiers, Captain Fetterman boasted that he could defeat the entire Lakota nation. In 1866, after the Civil War, he would get his chance against Lakota chief Red Cloud. Fetterman's failure forced a negotiated peace treaty conceding every demand by the Lakota!
Horse Raid, Hardback (June 2014)
Young Lone Bull dreamed of becoming a warrior. For the tribes of the American plains in the Buffalo Days of pre-reservation life, horse raiding was a chance for men to show their courage and bravery in battle. But Lone Bull's father had just refused to let him join the horse raid! How could he become a warrior if he remained at home?
Custer's Last Battle, Hardback (October 2013)
When 700 men commanded by General Custer faced the combined forces of the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull at the Little Bighorn, the massacre became the stuff of legend. This title retells this story of honor and bravery through the eyes of Red Hawk, a fictional young Lakota warrior.
Man Who Dreamed of Elk Dogs, Hardback (June 2012)» View all books by Paul Goble
Helps readers to discover the story of how horses first appeared to the tribes of the American Plains. This book features a collection of 23 traditional stories from the Blackfoot, Lakota, Assiniboin, Pawnee, and Cheyenne nations.
US Kirkus Review » Although LC calls this wonderful, consoling book fiction, it is more truly a prayer, a moving affirmation of death as a natural part of life - and a tribute to the wisdom and culture of the Plains Indians. Quoting several of their memorably poetic prayers, Goble notes that he has "embroidered upon a few of the thoughts which Plains Indian people express. Dying, they say, is like climbing up a long and difficult slope towards a high pine-covered ridge on the Great Plains." Responding to her mother's call, an old woman makes such a journey as her family grieves by her body; from the top, she views a surpassingly beautiful country, burgeoning with flowers and herds of animals, peopled with long-dead loved ones. Meanwhile, her living family follows their traditional ceremony for the dead, mourning yet recognizing that while "the body goes back to the earth. . .the spirit lives forever . . .the dead, and the living, and those who will one day be born are part of a great circle." The meticulously detailed illustrations, joyously celebrating the earth's poignant loveliness, are in a style similar to the one used in Her Seven Brothers (p. 362/C-52), with white outlines used to brighten the images. Goble explains that he has left faces blank to allow readers to imagine in their own way. This outstandingly beautiful book should indeed free imaginations to soar. (Kirkus Reviews)
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