Synopses & Reviews
A young man, brave in battle and a leader in the buffalo hunt, is too shy to speak to the woman he loves. Sad and lonely, he wanders far into the woods. There, he meets two Elk men. They give him a a flute that the birds and animals have made for him. When he plays it, the harmony of nature is in his melodies and he speaks straight to the heart of the girl he loves.
In love with a beautiful girl, but too shy to tell her, a young man leaves his camp in frustration. One night he receives mystical visitors who offer him a special gift -- a love flute. A gift from the birds and animals, its tells the girl of his love where words have failed.
Although brave in battle, a young man can't summon the courage to speak to the woman he loves. But when two mysterious Elk Men give him a flute that has been made for him by the birds and the animals, the young man discovers that he doesn't need words to express his feelings. Full color.
About the Author
has received wide acclaim for his magnificent books, including Buffalo Woman, Dream Wolf, Her Seven Brothers,
and the winner of the 1979 Caldecott Medal, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.
Commenting on his work in Beyond the Ridge, Horn Book Magazine
said, "striking elements synthesize the graphics with the narrative and spiritual aspects of the text." The New York Times Book Review
noted that his technique is "a marriage of authentic design and contemporary artistry, and it succeeds beautifully."
Paul Goble's most recent book for Bradbury Press, I Sing for the Animals, was called "a lovely, small book that movingly conveys profound belief in the goodness of creation" by Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal said it "fits as easily in the hand as Goble's meditations about the natural world do in the heart."