A Boy Called Slow by Joseph Bruchac

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Longing for a more powerful name than Slow--which he is called because he is slow in everything--a young Sioux proves his courage during a battle with enemy Crow and is given a new name, Sitting Bull, in honor of his bravery.

About Joseph Bruchac

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Joseph Bruchac is the author of Skeleton Man, The Return of Skeleton Man, Bearwalker, The Dark Pond, and Whisper in the Dark, as well as numerous other critically acclaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenaki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstate New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grandparents. Rocco Baviera has been illustrating childrenas books for more than 20 years. His many awards include: the The Society of Illustrators in New York, Communication Arts, Applied Arts, Child Magazine, American Library Association, and the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He lives in Ontario, Canada.
Published January 1, 1994 by philomel books. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Like most Lakota Sioux boys, Slow yearns for the special vision or manly deed that will inspire his permanent, adult name. Encouraged by splendid stories of his father's bravery, wisdom and leadership

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