In love with a beautiful girl, but too shy to tell her, a young man leaves his camp in frustration. One night he receives mystical visitors who offer him a special gift -- a love flute. A gift from the birds and animals, its tells the girl of his love where words have failed.
About the Author
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."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love Flute based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The animals and birds give a flute to a shy boy, who then expresses his love to a young girl. A very charming and loving story.
Another vivid book that shares the longing and desires of young man to woo the woman of his dreams. Beautiful illustrations of sixteen flutes. A beautiful story of vindication.
Paul Goble's retelling of the Native American folktale was remarkable and riveting. The illustrations by Paul Goble were beautiful and filled with interesting and colorful details. My 8 year old daughter did not want to put the book down since she found the story so interesting. Plus, the lessons learned from the story are profound and worthwhile. By reading the story, the reader learns the courting custom of this particular Native American tribe. The Native American culture was very intimately tied to nature as this courting custom demonstrates. This book made me realize that the Native American culture is not something that should be lost or disrespected, but studied and taught in school. The book documents the beauty and wisdom of this forgotten and diminished culture spectacularly. Not only did I love reading this book, now I want to learn more about this culture with their strong ties to nature. They advocate respecting and communicating with nature as a guide for living. After reading this book, I realize that Modern Civilization can learn much from the Native Americans. Thank you Paul Goble for opening my eyes to the wisdom and beauty of the Native Americans. They have much to offer modern civilization, and sadly it took many years for this student of life to discover that fact.