SEES BEHIND TREES
New York : Hyperion Books, 1996.
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.
Indians of North America -- Fiction
Blind -- Fiction
Physically handicapped -- Fiction
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