The Gift of the Sacred Dog

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The Gift of the Sacred Dog

The Gift of the Sacred Dog A brave boy goes into the hills and prays for help for his people A rider on a magnificent animal comes to him and says This animal is called the Sacred Dog He can do many things your dogs can do and

  • Title: The Gift of the Sacred Dog
  • Author: Paul Goble
  • ISBN: 9780020432807
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • A brave boy goes into the hills and prays for help for his people A rider on a magnificent animal comes to him and says This animal is called the Sacred Dog He can do many things your dogs can do and also He is as the wind gentle but sometimes frightening The clouds close and suddenly one by one countless Sacred Dogs course down from the sky And so the couraA brave boy goes into the hills and prays for help for his people A rider on a magnificent animal comes to him and says This animal is called the Sacred Dog He can do many things your dogs can do and also He is as the wind gentle but sometimes frightening The clouds close and suddenly one by one countless Sacred Dogs course down from the sky And so the courage of one determined boy is rewarded by the Great Spirit The horse, or Sacred Dog, is given to his tribe.

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    1. Valerie on said:

      I'm pretty sure this is the volume I read.It's natural that something as important as the recolonization of the Great Plains by horses would spawn folk-tales and myths.This version is probably typical: but it's almost certainly inaccurate in many ways. It doesn't take into account the agency of humans in the reimportation of horses (horses originated in North America, and they and several of their ancestors migrated to the Asian/European steppes--where the modern horse (Equus caballo) survived b [...]

    2. Rose Gray on said:

      Summary: A young boy and his people have been searching for the buffalo herds in the Great plains. They have walked in all directions till them and there dogs were too weak and tired to continue. The lack of food was becoming a dire needed so a brave boy goes to the highest hill and prays to the Great Spirit. A mysterious rider on a beautiful animal emerges from the clouds and shares “This animal is called the sacred dog. He can do many things your dogs can do and also more.” The boy doesn [...]

    3. Rena Sherwood on said:

      The Gift of the Sacred Dog by Paul Goble is one of those very rare children's books that will also appeal to adults, especially those interested in Native Americans, world mythology, ecology and horses. That's probably why it was one of the books featured on the late-lamented PBS series Reading Rainbow.Without giving too much away, the "Sacred Dog" is a horse. Although horses evolved in North America, they went extinct by the time the Native American tribes appeared. When the first Spanish explo [...]

    4. Gemma Biasetto on said:

      Nice vibrant pictures. Caldecott Medalist in 1979. Good title that ties into the story. I definitely think this is a good book for grades P-3 due to the large 2-page pictures and story line. The book is also a great way to explain to children how, and why, the Sioux people believed in their "great spirit," how they described something they have never seen before, and how stories are passed down from generation to generation.

    5. Anna on said:

      Maybe it's because I can't help comparing it to the excellence of "The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses", but this one fell short for me. Not much plot action here - boy asks the Great Spirit for help and the Great Spirit gives them some cool horses. Then they have cool horses. Like, it literally took them 2 pages to introduce and solve their problem, and the whole book would be 2 pages long without the atmospheric build-up.

    6. Emily Evers on said:

      This is a folktale about the emergence and influence of horses on the lives of the Native American tribes living on the Great Plains. The imagery sends the reader right into the story and the brightly colored illustrations add to this beautifully written tale. There is a short explanation at the beginning of the book which describes the meaning of the title and the fact that this book centers on the nomadic buffalo hunters who struggled to obtain food before the introduction of the horse by the [...]

    7. Janelle on said:

      This book tells the Native American story of the dwindling buffalo population. I've always been intrigued by Native American spirituality. I think it's beautiful how connected they are to nature and grateful for the gifts they are given - really seeing the essence of the sacrifice - thanking the horses for allowing them to hunt, thanking the buffalo for giving their lives so they can eat. It's a wonderful lesson for children (and adults) The illustrations in this book are also lovely. Several Si [...]

    8. Melissa on said:

      The Gift of the Sacred Dog is a great book for horse lovers of all ages. It has been a personal favorite of mine since I was in the 2nd grade and I still love it. The story tells of how the Native Americans were given horses to help them by the Great Spirit. Kids will also learn some of the different things horses were used for and find out why the horse is such an important part of Native American history. Even with the cultural information The Gift of the Sacred Dog is a pretty quick and beaut [...]

    9. Tiffany Lynn Kramer on said:

      I remember coming across this book in my school library and immediately snatching it up because I recognized the art style from another of my favorites, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. Unlike that book I only had the one opportunity to read it so my memory of it isn't that strong but I do remember loving it just as much. Goble artwork was captivating and the tale being once again about horses held my attention. I hope to one day reacquaint myself with this wonderful book.

    10. Euna Lee on said:

      Another great Paul Goble picture book that tells the story of how a brave young boy, who watched his people suffer, called to the spirits for to help in search buffalo herds that were disappearing. For his bravery, the young boy and his people are awarded the gift of a scared dog, the horse. With colorful illustrations that accompany the legendary story of the horse, it shows how the Native Indians use legends to tell the story of nature.

    11. midnightfaerie on said:

      A great educational book for your children over the preschool age. My 5 yr old loved it. Lots of good information with beautiful pictures that will help keep children engaged. Wonderful pictures of Native Americans and a great story about their traditions and way of life. A great addition to any children's library.

    12. Dolly on said:

      This book was selected as one of the alternate books for the September 2014 - Horses discussion at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at .

    13. Laura (booksnob) on said:

      I bought The Gift of the Sacred Dog on my first trip to South Dakota in August of 1989 at the Wind Cave gift shop. I proceeded to buy almost every one of Paul Goble's books since then. I LOVE the illustrations (they are so beautiful and colorful) and the stories of the Dakota and Lakota people. I think I am going to reread all my Paul Goble books this summer. Watch out.

    14. Theresa on said:

      native american story told by Paul Globe one of the best native story tellers, the art work is block print, the stories, are related to native stories, explaining the creation of the world, of man and how things are.

    15. Cheryl on said:

      Colorful illustration and nicely written. I suspect the folk tale comes from the Sioux, since the author is from the Dakotas. I liked that the book ends with two Sioux songs. Also have a copy in paperback

    16. Alexandra Chauran on said:

      Funky awesome art, and really inspiring scenes of Natives calling out to the Great Spirit to solve a famine. The only real downside was that the "sacred dog" was horses, and there was no real explanation for that name in the book and it super confused my babies.

    17. Katelyn Warner on said:

      * Realistic fiction* One man's account of Custer's last battle* Long. If read aloud, break into sections

    18. Kathleen Dixon on said:

      This is a delightful Amerindian story, beautifully illustrated by the author, about the coming of horses (sacred dog) to North America, brought by the Spanish, but told as a myth.

    19. June on said:

      Goble's beautiful illustrations help tell a legend of how the Great Spirit gave horses to a Native Americans.

    20. Megan on said:

      A beautifully illustrated story from Native American legend of how the Sacred Dog (the Horse) came to the people.

    21. Kat on said:

      I really enjoy Paul Goble's illustrations--I think they're lovely. I just wasn't grabbed by this book's story. It's pretty forgettable.

    22. Mary on said:

      Another fantastic Indian legend, with gorgeous illustrations, of course. Not quite as moving as Buffalo Woman, but very good.

    23. Amy on said:

      Reading Rainbow book: Gift of the Sacred DogBea thinks you should know it is not about dogs; it is about horses.

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