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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses  
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Author Paul Goble
Illustrator Paul Goble
Country United States
Genre(s) Children's picture book
Publisher Bradbury Books
Publication date 1978

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is a book by Paul Goble. Released by Bradbury Books, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1979.[1]


The story tells of a Native American girl who feels such a kinship with the wild horses grazing near her village that she eventually becomes one of them.

Writing and Illustration

The book features elaborate double-page spreads that reveal colorful details of flowers, insects, animals and birds. The storytelling and art combine to show the love of and harmony with nature which popularly characterize Native American culture.


  1. American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.


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