Saturday, April 19, 2014

Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior Book Review

I have a wonderful new children's book called Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior written by Paul Goble and published by Wisdom Tales.
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.
This is a really awesome book that shows how the Indians back in those days trained their boys to become men. And one of those ways was to learn to do horse raids.

If you want your children to learn about other cultures, our Native American Indians would be a great place to start. These collection of books that Wisdom Tales brings to us tell a story about the Indians and how they lived back in those days. We always hear about the cowboys and gunfighters of those times, but rarely do we get any insight into the Indians themselves.

These books are filled with lots of graphics that tell a story also, even if your child is a little too young to read, they can still get the gist of what the story is about by looking at the pictures. Let their imaginations soar and dream about what it was like back in the Old West!

Happy Reading!
This book will be available in June 2014.
About the Author: 
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.
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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.