Synopses & Reviews
In love with a beautiful girl, but too shy to summon the courage to tell her, a young man leaves his camp in frustration. One night he receives mystical visitors, who share a special gift with him; a gift from the birds and animals. It is a gift that tells the girl of the young man's love. andlt;BRandgt;With exquisitely detailed paintings and superb storytelling, Paul Goble here celebrates the magical power of nature, the richness and intricacy of Plains Indian culture, and the beauty of a legend that speaks directly to the heart.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Paul Gobleandlt;/Bandgt; has received wide acclaim for his magnificent books, including andlt;Iandgt;Buffalo Woman, Dream Wolf, Her Seven Brothers,andlt;/Iandgt; and the winner of the 1979 Caldecott Medal, andlt;Iandgt;The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.andlt;/Iandgt; Commenting on his work in andlt;Iandgt;Beyond the Ridge,andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Horn Book Magazineandlt;/Iandgt; said, "striking elements synthesize the graphics with the narrative and spiritual aspects of the text." The andlt;Iandgt;New York Times Book Reviewandlt;/Iandgt; noted that his technique is "a marriage of authentic design and contemporary artistry, and it succeeds beautifully."andlt;BRandgt;Paul Goble's most recent book for Bradbury Press, andlt;Iandgt;I Sing for the Animals,andlt;/Iandgt; was called "a lovely, small book that movingly conveys profound belief in the goodness of creation" by andlt;Iandgt;Kirkus Reviews,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/Iandgt; said it "fits as easily in the hand as Goble's meditations about the natural world do in the heart."