Gift Horse A Lakota Story
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: November 1, 1999
  • Price: $19.99
  • Trim Size: 9 x 10 14
  • ISBN: 978-0-8109-4127-4
  • EAN: 9780810941274
  • Page Count: 40
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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A Lakota boy comes of age and finds his courage in this picture book from award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson

When Flying Cloud’s father gives him a Gift Horse, marking the beginning of his journey to manhood, Flying Cloud names the horse Storm. The two become inseparable: they spend their days riding across the prairie, hunting deer, and roughhousing with the other boys and their horses. But as Flying Cloud becomes a man, his life takes a serious turn: He must now learn the ways of his people and what it means to be a Lakota warrior. So when enemies of the Lakota steal many of the tribe’s horses—including Storm—Flying Cloud must join the rescue party. Will he prove he has the courage to become a true Warrior?

The bold, full-color illustrations bring to life this exciting coming-of-age tale from award-winning creator and member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe S. D. Nelson and provide a unique look into the lives of the Lakota during the nineteenth century. Backmatter includes a brief summary of the Lakota history.

About the author

S. D. Nelson is a member of the Lakota tribe, also known as the Standing Rock Sioux, in the Dakotas. His paintings have appeared on book jackets, CD covers, and greeting cards. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.