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Paul Goble Paul Goble is the author and illustrator of the book The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses and many other books The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses received a Caldecott Medal in 1979 Goble has a very strange yet interesting style Paul Goble was born on September 27 1933 in Surrey England His most memorable thing from childhood days is the creative world of make-believe His parents names are Robert John Goble who was a harpsichord maker and Marion Elizabeth Brown Goble who was a musician When he turned 12 his parents moved their harpsichord-making workshop to Oxford There he went to public school After school two years of military service for the British army followed from 1951 to 1953 When his Military service ended he went back to school in 1957 at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London at the age of 23 This is where he met his first wife Dorthy Goble and Dorthy had two children named Richard and Julia In the Mid-1900s books about Native American Indians for his two children were hard to find Those he did find were very misleading This is what inspired him to write The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses In the summer of 1972 Goble and his son went to Montana Wyoming and South Dakota Richard was only ten but adapted to the living areas quickly Goble also got a chance to renew his old acquaintances with his Indian friends and made many new friends during this time period Paul Goble was greatly interested in American Indian History He read and studied everything he could find about it He remembers loving to play with Indian toys and figures as a child So in the summer of 1959 he went to the United States and visited the Indians He was given a name and adopted into the Yakima tribe by Chief Alba Shawaway and by Chief
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