Goble Death of the Iron Horse

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Death of the Iron Horse

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In an act of bravery and defiance against the white men encroaching on their territory in 1867, a group of young Cheyenne braves derail and raid a freight train

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Paul Goble 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."

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Grade 1-3 Goble has taken several accounts of the 1867 Cheyenne attack of a Union Pacific freight train (listed on the verso of the title page) and combined them into a story from the Indians' viewpoint. As the Cheyenne Prophet Sweet Medicine had foretold, strange hairy people were invading the land, killing women and children and driving off the horses. Descriptions of the iron horse inspired curiosity and fear in the young braves who decided to go out and protect their village from this new menace. Keeping fairly close to actual Indian accounts, Goble presents the braves' bold attack on the train, glossing over the deaths of the train crew. The highlight of the book is the portrayal of the young braves as they explore the contents of the train. They toss meaningless rectangles of green paper into the air and spread bolts of colorful cloth across the prairie. Deciding they had nothing more to fear, the braves return home, little realizing what the future holds. The art, done in India ink and watercolors, is delicately colored with lots of open white space. A beautifully illustrated story. Karen Zimmerman, I.D. Weeks Library, University of South Dakota, Vermillion
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