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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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.

National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.
A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker,Sherman Alexieis one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, includingThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,Reservation Blues,andThe Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, have received numerous awards and citati...
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


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