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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
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Jun 06, 2010

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** spoiler alert ** The Girl Who Loved Wildhorses focuses on a young Native American girl who is able to communicate to wild horses. After the horses help her out during a storm, the girl lives with a wild stallion and his horses. Her parents miss her, and bring her home, but when the girl becomes homesick for life among the horses, the village agrees to send her back to them. The girl still maintains a relationship with her family and gives them a gift of a colt every year. On the last page of the book the girl stops returning, but it is implied that she has turned into a horse herself, emphasizing the relationship the people have with the horses. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is a text heavy picture book filled with large illustrations that use bold colors, including black. The illustrations, which can be violent at times, often take up most of each two page spread, and involve many figures on each page. The horses themselves are drawn in great detail, and are even more expressive than many of the human characters, signifying their importance. Sometimes the abundance of text can be a bit of a drawback, as it doesn't always match up with the illustrations very well. The book ends with two poems from Native American tribes about horses, and should be nice touch for children who are interested in Native American culture.
Recommended Grade Level- Kindergarten
Notes- The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is an example of a multicultural book, and is an appropriate choice for a book display centered around Native American culture. It's also a great choice for all children (especially girls) who love horses.
(This review was written for a school assignment)

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