The Gift of the Sacred Dog by Paul GobleThe Gift of the Sacred Dog by Paul Goble

The Gift of the Sacred Dog

byPaul Goble

Paperback | October 1, 1984

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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 more...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.
Paul Goble was born in Haslemere, Surrey, England on September 27, 1933. He was a sharpshooter in the British military from 1951 to 1953. In 1959, he received a National Diploma in Design, with honors, from the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. While working in freelance industrial design and teaching at Ravensbourne College...
Title:The Gift of the Sacred DogFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.1 inPublished:October 1, 1984Publisher:Aladdin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0020432801

ISBN - 13:9780020432807

Appropriate for ages: 5


From Our Editors

Nurture your child’s imagination and passion for reading with this tribal tale. "Sacred Dog" is a Native American name for horse. Gift of the Sacred Dog captures the mixture of familiarity and reverence in the traditional attitude towards horses in native communities. As well, this story features pictures that dramatically render both nature and culture.