We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Thunder Boy Jr. Audiobook

Thunder Boy Jr.

Regular Price:$1.87
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Sherman Alexie (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (17 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (16 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.6 (16 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Pamela J United States 06-14-16
    Pamela J United States 06-14-16 Member Since 2016

    Sure, I'd love to hear your story....

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1138
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    290
    146
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    132
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gunnyvil Gunnison, Colorado 12-03-16
    Gunnyvil Gunnison, Colorado 12-03-16 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A real winner for young readers"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.