Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout

by Howard Norman
Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout. 
Art by Ed Young. 
Boston: Joy Street Books, 1987.

             Trout-with-Flattened-Nose, a Cree boy, is unsatisfied with his name.   He goes on a quest for a new name, eventually learning that one’s name cannot just be chosen—it must be earned.

 

Good Points:

  • Beautiful silhouette illustrations.
  • Entertaining story with an interesting conclusion.

 

Other Notes:

  • Story can be hard to follow.

 

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