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Dorris, Michael.
New York : Hyperion Books, 1996.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0786822155 
This story is set in 16th century America. Walnut is a young Native American boy who has a problem. He has terrible vision. He just doesn't see as well as the other boys which is a real handicap when he tries to prove himself as an adult. The young men of the village must prove themselves by the accuracy of their arrows. Of course, Walnut is worried that he will not become a man because of his poor eyesight. He practices and learns to rely on his other senses. He does so well during the contest that he is given the name Sees Behind Trees. Because of his ability to see the unseen, he is chosen to accompany Gray Fire in search of the mysterious land of water. Can he really see behind trees or will he fail when all are depending on him? Find out in Michael Dorris' SEES BEHIND TREES.
SUBJECTS:     Indians of North America -- Fiction
                        Blind -- Fiction
                        Physically handicapped -- Fiction


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