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The Boy and His Mud Horses

& Other Stories from the Tipi

In this lovely book, Caldecott winner Paul Goble retells and illustrates twenty-seven traditional stories and songs from several Native American tribes. A foreword by Albert White Hat, a linguist and tribal leader, introduces the multi-layered nature and traditional uses and pleasures of these stories, and honors Goble for his work in preserving Indian culture. A short introduction by the author explains how he has tried to bridge the gap between the vigor of oral storytelling and the demands of the printed page. The result is a series of stories, gracefully told and adapted to the page, and illustrated with bold and intricate images. This is a book for all ages, to return to again and again for joy and reflection, much as one might hear something new each time a traditional tale is told.

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