Booked At The Baker: Sherman Alexie, Thunder Boy Jr.

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 6:00pm

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The Mount Baker Theatre
104 N. Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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Part of the Booked At The Baker Series! At the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial Street

Tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books, at the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office, or online at MountBakerTheatre.com.​

Join us as we welcome Pacific Northwest favorite Sherman Alexie back to Bellingham to present his first children's book, Thunder Boy Jr.

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.

Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer. His works of fiction include the National Book Award winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. In Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman’s debut picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales, he celebrates the special relationship between father and son. A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He now lives in Seattle with his family. Like Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman was named for his father.

Village Books is proud to present Sherman Alexie in partnership with the Mount Baker Theatre, as part of our Booked at the Baker series. Tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books, at the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office, or online at MountBakerTheatre.com. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm,

Books: 

Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316013727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Flight Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802170378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - April 17th, 2007

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121998
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - October 8th, 2013

Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802121752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - October 8th, 2013

Reservation Blues Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802141903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - February 7th, 2005

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