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by Howard A. Norman, Ed Young (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4 In a Cree tale told to the author by an 82-year-old Canadian Indian, a boy who is named Trout-with-Flattened-Nose doesn't like his name and decides to try out new ones, but his father tells him he must earn a new name. He decides he will be called Who-Paddles-a-Canoe-Better-Than-Anyone; but after some trouble with two beavers, a trout tows him toward dangerous rocks, so he paddles his canoe backwards and so ends up with the name Who-Paddled-Backward-with-Trout. This slight, rather aimless tale is told in lively prose that should read aloud well. The bold black-and-white silhouette illustrations, which resemble woodcuts or block prints, are enclosed within aqua frames. They are dynamic and humorous and convey a real sense of motion, even spilling off the page at times. One or two, however, may be a bit obscure to younger children. Ronald A. Van De Voorde, Graduate Library School, Univ . of Arizona, Tucson

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Little, Brown & Company
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1st ed
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4 - 8 Years

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