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Sees Behind Trees
Sees Behind Trees
Author: Michael Dorris
ISBN-13: 9780590108515
ISBN-10: 0590108514
Publication Date: 1/1996
Pages: 104
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Rite of passage American Indian story of a young boy who does not see well.
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Before Jamestown, and Pocahontas, and the War For Independence, The Powhatan Indians of Virginia lived simply among the dense forests. To a young Native boy, one of the most important milestones of life is when he is tested, and becomes a man. But, for Walnut, this test is something to be dreaded, for has a handicap that could keep him from ever crossing the threshold to manhood.

This is a very enjoyable story for young readers. I found myself wondering along with this young person, just when one actually becomes an adult. What is it that defines the moment when you are no longer a child? Readers will enjoy trying to solve this mystery as they walk with Walnut as he learns what it means to truly "See Behind Trees" :o)
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Rite of passage story of 16 century native american boy
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Perserverence through adversity.