Iktomi and the Berries by Paul Goble
A Plains Indian Story

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Relates Iktomi's fruitless efforts to pick some buffalo berries.
 

About Paul Goble

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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.
 
Published August 1, 1989 by Orchard Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In Goble's second book about the comically clever/stupid Lakota trickster, Iktomi almost drowns trying to pick the reflections of buffalo berries at the bottom of the river.

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In his fifth Iktomi story, Goble sends the Sioux trickster flying on board a buzzard.

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Dynamic illustrations buoy a distinctive, multi-voiced tale about a Native American trickster.

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A mischief-maker from Plains Indians folklore practices Indian-giving and gets his comeuppance in grand fashion;

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Once again this Lakota Indian trickster is all wet--literally--in this wise and witty tale of not-so-fruitful accomplishment.

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