Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Storm Maker's Tipi” as Want to Read:
The Storm Maker's Tipi
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Storm Maker's Tipi

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In the beginning, when the Great Spirit had made the first man and woman, he told Napi who was his helper: "Stay close to Man and Woman and look after all their needs."

Man and Woman had no shelter at that time, but when Storm Maker blew the first winds of winter, they shivered, huddling close to their cooking fire. Napi knew they would need a shelter. While he was thinking
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Atheneum Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Storm Maker's Tipi, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Storm Maker's Tipi

Community Reviews

(showing 1-50)
Rating details
Sort: Default
S10_Jessica Oster
Jul 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
format: picture book
age: middle school
protagonists: Scared Otter and Morning Plume

Globe retells the legend of how tipis first came into the Blackfoot Indians' culture. A father and son, Scared Otter and Morning Plume, venture out to hunt buffalo and get caught in a blizzard brought upon by the spirit named Storm Maker. As father and son huddle underneath the skin of a buffalo they just killed, Scared Otter has a dream/vision which details the design of the tipi and the scared painting design of
Julian Franklin
Paul Goble is not a member of a Native American culture, however he has done extensive research on this culture. Although the book is not authentically by a Native American, Goble brings interesting stories that have historically and cultural value. It is visible that he put thought and effort into creating his stories.
It would have been nice if the illustrations had been done by someone who can connect more with the culture. I think it would have added more authentic and accurate pictures.
I wou
Sep 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: pbgs-choice
This book is definitely for the upper grade levels as it gives instructions to build a tipi using spatial drawings, and even with the written instruction is complicated. The book does do a great job of explaining the Native American culture and how their traditions started. I also like that midway through the book it switches from horizontal to vertical pictures and writing. It brings a more aesthetic reading with this switch. The pictures also cover most of the white space on the page, which in ...more
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Have you ever wondered how to make a tipi? Well, read this book and you will find out.
This book tells the story of how a Blackfoot leader Sacred Otter takes his son hunting, and has an encounter with Storm Bringer.
Paul Goble's illustrations capture the spirit and character of the west and of the Native people. I especially liked the image of Sacred Otter taking the Army's cavalry horses while the soldiers bathed--it made me laugh a little bit.
If you like Southwestern or Native American art, than
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read this to my daughter and we enjoyed it together.
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I'm making a tipi! Great pattern included in book. Great illustrations.
Frances Thorarinsson
rated it it was amazing
Jun 03, 2015
Jennifer Miera
rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2014
rated it really liked it
Mar 18, 2016
Alice Sundog
rated it liked it
Apr 24, 2014
rated it liked it
Apr 04, 2011
Trent Blankenship
rated it liked it
Aug 12, 2018
rated it really liked it
Jul 24, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Jul 20, 2013
Raven Ranger
rated it liked it
Apr 07, 2017
Miah D
rated it liked it
Jul 31, 2014
rated it it was ok
Oct 04, 2011
rated it really liked it
Apr 03, 2016
rated it liked it
May 21, 2012
rated it really liked it
Oct 26, 2013
rated it really liked it
Feb 05, 2017
Kyndyl Greyland
rated it it was amazing
Jan 08, 2009
rated it really liked it
Mar 30, 2017
Courtney Vick
rated it really liked it
Nov 07, 2011
Fernando Morales
rated it really liked it
Dec 12, 2014
rated it really liked it
Aug 08, 2008
rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2017
rated it really liked it
Dec 06, 2011
marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2011
marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2012
Renée Hasty
marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2012
April Kessler-harris
marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2013
marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2014
added it
Apr 18, 2014
added it
May 13, 2014
Naomi Aud
marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2014
marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2015
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2015
marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2015
Kristy Rich
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2016
added it
Jul 18, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Paul Goble was 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.
He gave 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 became a United States citizen i