“Young readers can easily perceive the message that being different can mean greatness.”
“She has done a superb job of making this traditional story both educational and entertaining. The book is a fine introduction to Native American folklore and traditions for both the youngsters it is intended for and their parents. For certain, this gently amusing book will appeal to horse-lovers of all ages.”
—Blue Iris Journal
When European settlers reintroduced the horse to the western landscape, the Plains Indians soon adopted this wondrous creature. Horses were an important part of their nomadic existence and inspired many Native American myths. The greatest of these was Sunka Wakan, the blue-eyed spotted stallion who possessed great powers. Linda Little Wolf presents the legend of Sunka Wakan, the Great Spirit Horse, as an exciting tale of life on the Great Plains, retold especially for young readers.
Great Spirit Horse is available as a collectible model from Breyer Animal Creations.
About the Author
Linda Little Wolf is a Native American storyteller, author, and horsewoman. Since 1989, she has traveled across the United States, and to many foreign countries, teaching people of all ages about the culture of the Plains Indians. During her presentations, she recounts ancient Lakota legends, exhibits authentic costumes and artifacts, and demonstrates traditional riding techniques. A resident of Ocala, Florida, she is also the author of Visions of the Buffalo People.
GREAT SPIRIT HORSE
By Linda Little Wolf
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Horses
152 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
2 b/w photos 18 illustrations Glossary
2nd ed.; First Pelican ed.
ISBN: 9781589801233 pb