Item description for Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble...
Overview Honored by the Buffalo Nation, a worthy young hunter of the Straight-Up People takes to wife Buffalo Woman, a female buffalo transformed into a beautiful maiden, and they become the parents of Calf Boy
Publishers Description A young hunter draws his bow against a buffalo cow drinking from a stream. Before he can loose his arrow, there is no buffalo -- instead, there stands a beautiful young woman, whom he knows he must marry. The hunter's people shun the Buffalo Woman, and so she returns, with their son, Calf Boy, to her people. The hunter's heart compels him to follow. But he has been warned: The Buffalo Nation is angry at the Straight-up-People. And if he cannot find his wife and son among the many buffalo, they will be lost to him forever.
Citations And Professional Reviews Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 169
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 95
Booklist - 06/01/1996 page 1726
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 101
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 98
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 123
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 9" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 1987
ISBN 0689711093 ISBN13 9780689711091 UPC 076714006997
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul Goble
Paul Goble is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 40 children's books. His book, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, won the prestigious Caldecott Medal. He lives with his wife in Rapid City, SD.
Paul Goble currently resides in Black Hills, in the state of South Dakota. Paul Goble was born in 1933.
Reviews - What do customers think about Buffalo Woman?
Applause for Paul Goble Mar 29, 2007
He is a favorite from many approaches: Native American folklore, attractive art, great read-aloud choices.
"A legend telling the kinship between man and animal, and of the transfiguring power of love" Jul 20, 2005
Mr. Goble is to be applauded for his engaging stories and fine, impressive illustrations. All children should own at least one of his books. I think my daughter likes Buffalo Woman best because the child, who is the main character, saves the day.
A young hunter, waiting at a stream, sees his prey, a buffalo, slowly approaching for a drink and tightens his arrow against his bow. To his surprise, now he sees nothing but a beautiful woman and "he knew at once that he loved her."
She tells him she comes from Buffalo Nation and they she was sent because he had always had good feelings for her people being a good and kind man. "My people wish that the love we have for each be an example to both our peoples to follow."
They marry and have a son, Calf Boy, but the hunter's people are cruel to his wife and child. So they run away and turn back into their true form, buffalo. The man loves them more than anything and chases after them. He finally finds them (after they'd escaped him several times) and his son, Calf Boy, gives him some "tips" [this is what makes the story in my opinion] to help save his father from the buffalo and unite, not just his family but the entire herd and the hunters that hunt them. [Another interesting part of the story.]
I think there's a strong underlying message in this story, not just for us to respect and protect animals but to respect and love each other. "Mitakuye oyasin--We are all related." o8E Soar!
Don Imus made my buy this book - I'm glad I did. Jun 20, 2003
I am a faithful listen of Don Imus' show "Imus In The Morning". One morning he was talking about this book and how much his son Wyatt loved it. He started telling the story, but just stopped short of the end. I was so intrigued I ordered one up!
The book, although for a child, teaches a valuable lesson about relationships and how strong their bonds can be. I don't have children, but think should be required reading for our youth. I'm 33 years old (at the time of this revies) and I practice some of the ideals revealed in this innocent children's book.