Thunder Boy Jr.

Sherman Alexie

Author of novels, screenplays, short story and poetry collections, and the National Book Award winning YA book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” national treasure Sherman Alexie has now gifted us with a picture book.


Thunder Boy Jr. is a charming story of a boy who loves his Dad, who people call Big Thunder—he just doesn’t want to be Little Thunder. He wants to be more than a Junior. He wants his own identity. With the help of his younger sister, he searches for the perfect name that will encompass something special and unique about him.


The beautiful illustrations by Yuyi Morales perfectly accompany the special knack for warmth, truth, and humor Alexie is beloved for. Really, we couldn’t recommend this one more!


Illustrator Yuyi Morales
Page Count 32
Part of a Series? No
Age Level 3 — 4 — 5 — 6 — 7 — 8

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