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Publisher's Summary

Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.
But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.
©2016 Sherman Alexie (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Echoes of Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian resonate in this vibrant first-person tale...Thunder Boy's energy is irresistible, as is this expansive portrait of a Native American family." (Publishers Weekly)
"An enchanting and humorous picture book.... This has all of the qualities of a classic story like Goodnight Moon and is destined to be a modern classic, with youngsters wanting repeated readings." (School Library Journal)
"Even if little one don't pick up on the cultural significance, they'll be entranced by the brilliant illustrations and Thunder Boy's rollicking determination to branch out on his own." (Booklist)
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By Pamela J on 06-14-16

Good book to start a conversation with a kid

I got this for a young nephew thinking it might be a fun little read, and it really helped us to talk about a lot of other "feelings" that were going on in his 7-year-old mind. It opened a dialogue on family and names and parents and what he wanted to do later in his life. Had no idea it would have that effect, but leave it to Sherman Alexie to always get us thinking and talking.

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By Gunnyvil on 12-03-16

A real winner for young readers

I gave this book to a six year old. it was a huge hit.

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