Thunder and the Noise Storms
When the world gets too loud and chaotic, a young boy’s grandfather helps him listen with wonder instead.
Kids laughing, sneakers squeaking, balls bouncing—for Thunder, the sounds of the school day often brew into overwhelming noise storms. But when Thunder’s mosom asks him what he hears on an urban nature walk, Thunder starts to understand how sounds like bird wings flapping and rushing water can help him feel calm and connected. Gentle, inviting illustrations by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley emphasize Mosom’s lessons about the healing power of the world around us.
“An unusual gentle and reflective book, one that conveys the wisdom of the relationship between First Nations people and their connection to nature, providing a universal but often forgotten message. ”- CM Reviews, 09/24/21
“Thunder’s story may help many young readers with their own noise storms. ”- Kirkus Reviews, 09/15/21