The Boy & His Mud Horses
& Other Stories from the Tipi
Paul Goble is renowned for his art illustrating the lifeways of the Plains Indians. His books are wonderfully illustrated and retell stories and legends from the old days. This book presents 27 short stories…
Most stories were told after dark in wintertime. Imagine, dear readers and listeners, that you are sitting on buffalo robes in the tipi, with the fire at the center casting flickering shadows on the painted lining behind you. Someone places a glowing coal in front of the storyteller, who sprinkles juniper leaves on it, filling the lodge with scent, which pleases the good spirits. He rubs his hands in the smoke, and passing them over his head and body, he purifies himself. The Star People looking down through the smoke hole will be witness to the truth of the stories he will tell…"
48 pp ~ illustrated — ©2010