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Gift Horse: A Lakota Story

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
An action-packed coming-of-age story, Gift Horse is a wonderfully evocative introduction to 19th-century Native American life on the Great Plains. When his father gives him a gift horse, marking the beginning of his journey to manhood, Flying Cloud and the horse, Storm, spend their days hunting and roughhousing with the other boys and their horses. But when an enemy raidin ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Harry N. Abrams
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Miguel Torres barrios
Nov 25, 2013 Miguel Torres barrios rated it it was ok
It's a beautiful book, but the kids I have read it too soon forget and sooner loose interest in it. I think it's marketed more to adults who might like Native American-esque drawings and pictures exotic, but the story lacks inspiration, drama, or comedy, something that it's sorely needed in kids' books, not just something they will quickly forget.
Carmen Grace
Apr 16, 2016 Carmen Grace rated it really liked it
When I was paging through this book I was immediately captivated by the illustrations. The illustrations are vivid, engaging, and tell a story. Then when I read the book, I was captivated by it's beautiful language. I had never read this book before but I have throughly enjoyed it. I will be reading this in my future classrooms because it shows many characteristics including courage.
Sherri Anderson
This book tells the coming-of-age story of a young Lakota boy who is given a horse to begin his transition from a child to a courageous and skilled Lakota Warrior. The book is illustrated with bold, colorful figures that are “inspired by the style of the early Plains Indians”.

The main characters are Flying Cloud, our Lakota hero, and Storm, his faithful horse and best friend. Flying Cloud and Storm are interconnected throughout the story and face challenges together. When Flying Cloud is careles
Heather B.
Fly Cloud is gifted a horse by his father to help Fly Cloud progress him into a man and a Lakota warrior. Fly Cloud went through the steps and traditions on becoming a man with his horse, Storm, at his side. Fly Cloud did become a man and warrior; also he and Storm had many years of adventure and happiness. I recommend for early elementary children Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Published 1999.
Rosie LaJenky
Sep 05, 2016 Rosie LaJenky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a simple picture book, but for some reason I really, really enjoyed reading it, have even considered buying a copy for myself. The bright illustrations and Native American culture were fascinating, especially since I've been digging deep into the topic lately.
The illustrations are stunning, but the narrative is rather age specific -- meant to connect with a specific age demographic narratively, if that makes sense.
Aug 02, 2013 Corinne rated it liked it
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4 stars for the fantastic art but 2 start for the story. It lacked an engaging quality and I quickly resorted to skimming and looking at the pictures.
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