Paul Goble Storm Maker's Tipi

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Storm Maker's Tipi

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The origination of the tipi and what it has come to symbolize is told in this Blackfoot legend by the Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.

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Paul Goble was awarded the Caldecott Medal for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. Among his other distinguished books are Buffalo Woman, Love Flute, Her Seven Brothers, The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman, and the series about Iktomi the Trickster. His paintings for his books are on permanent rotating exhibition at the South Dakota Art Museum. He lives with his wife in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Native American legend and Goble's (The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses) award-winning artwork coalesce to bring another mythic tale grandly to life. Recounting the origin of both Blackfoot tipis and their symbolic designs, Caldecott-winner Goble employs several distinct media: black-and-white diagrams, photographs and his trademark watercolor and gouache paintings. Napi, the Great Spirit's helper, was inspired by the shape of a leaf to provide the first man and women with a tipi for shelter. Eloquently melding geometric and naturalistic free-form designs, Goble places this initial story inside a large painting of a cottonwood leaf and demonstrates its inspiration by superimposing a tipi diagram over the leaf shape at the bottom of the page. A spread then gives intricate step-by-step instructions of how to pitch a tipi. Through the sweeping panoramas of his watercolors, Goble next relates the story of how spirit paintings came to exist on Blackfoot tipis. When Sacred Otter and his son become trapped in a blizzard, the man dreams that he visits Storm Maker's tipi. Full-spread vertical views of the tipi's exterior and interior reveal Goble at his finest, intermingling texture, form and color. "When the warm weather returns, paint one just like it. Then your family will be safe from storms always," Storm Maker commands. Goble's instructive storytelling prepares readers for this stunning visual adventure. Ages 5-8.

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