cover image Dream Wolf

Dream Wolf

Paul Goble. Atheneum Books, $14.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-02-736585-6

In this Plains Indian tale, Young Tiblo and his little sister Tanksi lose their way in the hills and, as darkness falls, they find refuge in a cave. That night Tiblo dreams that a wolf appears to watch over them. When he awakens, the dream comes true, and the wolf guides the two children home. Goble's straightforward text evokes rich emotions: showing how and why Plains Indians revered the wolf, the story becomes a heartfelt plea for the preservation of wild wolves. Dream Wolf is filled with glowing imagery--the illustrations showing nightfall, the children's search for shelter and the wolf's first, dreamlike appearance are particularly riveting. Once again, Goble has captured the lives and legends of this tribe in a magnificent picture book. All ages. (Feb.)