The Native Girl her Pony, Wolf & Hawk Rides to Womanhood


Children - Coming of Age
22 Pages
Reviewed on 01/25/2020
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Author Biography

John Elroy was born in Texas but raised Near the Canadian border on the big lake the Ojibwa call "Gitche Gumee" as a teen in a R & R band. He began witting songs, poems & short stories. He worked in mining on the Iron Range MN. Ten years later politics killed mining. So, with Guitar & motorbike he became a Road Rash scholar. His travels took him to Ojibwa- Chippewa and Sioux reservations. But he makes no claim as an authority on Native Americans, other than, as he puts it, they’re usually a lot of fun. This is his 1st book for young folks. Please read and enjoy.

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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

The Native Girl, Her Pony, Wolf, and Hawk Rides to Womanhood by John Elroy delivers a dazzling tale of one girl’s journey to becoming a woman with lovely descriptions, stunning illustrations, and a spiritual tone. This story is a tale that will inspire girls and women of all ages to be brave and true to themselves as they tackle obstacles and conquer each stage in life. The young girl will be truly an inspiration as she conquers various obstacles and works to fulfill the visions for her future that could lead her to become a warrior or a healer or a protector or a mother.

The writing has a subtle poetic flow drawn from the language which gives the story a fun rhythm. The story is paired with lovely images that will bring children into the girl’s world where they will see her prepare for the long winter nights and the reward of a lovely horse. Visions play a key role in her journey as she foresees herself as a catcher of dreams and a protector and provider for her people. John Elroy weaves through the young girl’s journey with each moment that shows her bravery, such as when she defended her tribe against an invader, and her heart, which is seen through her bond with her horse as they go on to befriend a wolf and a hawk. The three animals are her greatest allies and help her find her greatest strength. All three animals remain by her side as she grows into a woman and are with her through each stage of her journey.

This story will draw children into using their imaginations to soar into a future they envision for themselves. This journey of bravery and courage will inspire all children to be fierce and protective warriors and will show young girls that they can be just like the young girl. The Native Girl, Her Pony, Wolf, and Hawk Rides to Womanhood weaves through an adventure as she leaves her maidenhood behind her. John Elroy brings this story to life for girls of all ages who will journey with the girl as she fades into the night to allow the woman to shine brightly.