Paul Goble, born September 27th, is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books who is best known for his beautiful and accurate retelling of Native Americans' ancient stories. Mr. Goble was born in England, moved to the United States in 1977, and became a citizen in 1984. Goble has worked as a furniture designer, industrial consultant, and art instructor.
He became fascinated with Native Americans of the plains as a young boy. He said, "I feel that I have seen and learned many wonderful things from Indian people, which most people would never have the opportunity to experience. I simply wanted to express and to share these things which I love so much."
Goble's first children's book, Red Hawk's Account of Custer's Last Battle (1969) has been followed by twenty-eight more.
A Caldecott Medal was awarded for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (1978). Paul Goble's books have won praise from the American Library Association, the National Council of Social Studies, the International Reading Association, and the Children's Book Council. His has received the Library of Congress' Children's Book of the Year award and his books have been chosen by Reading Rainbow.
Mr. Goble makes his home in Rapid City, South Dakota. His entire collection of original illustrations has been loaned to the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, South Dakota.