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A young hunter draws his bow against a buffalo cow drinking from a stream. Before he can loose his arrow, there is no buffalo -- instead, there stands a beautiful young woman, whom he knows he must marry.
The hunter's people shun the Buffalo Woman, and so she returns, with their son, Calf Boy, to her people. The hunter's heart compels him to follow. But he has been warned: The Buffalo Nation is angry at the Straight-up-People. And if he cannot find his wife and son among the many buffalo, they will be lost to him forever.
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."