Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman AlexieThunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie

Thunder Boy Jr.

bySherman Alexie

Picture Books | May 10, 2016

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From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son.

Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as big Thunder, but little thunder doesn't want to share a name. 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 Little Thunder thinks all hope is lost, dad picks the best name...Lightning! Their love will be loud and bright, and together they will light up the sky.


A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, have received numerous awards and ...
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Title:Thunder Boy Jr.Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 10.25 × 10.12 × 0.5 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316013722

ISBN - 13:9780316013727

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Father's Day! This book shows the strong bond between a boy and his dad.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Imaginative and loving story with great illustrations! So much love and imagination in this book... we also appreciate the Indigenous perspective.
Date published: 2017-02-22

Editorial Reviews

* "Alexie demonstrates his familiar gift for storytelling, using seemingly uncomplicated language to tell a layered and emotional story that retains tension despite being full of love. Even with this boy's complaint, this is a joyous portrait of a family."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review