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Call It Courage

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Publisher Comments:

Maftu was afraid of the sea. It had taken his mother when he was a baby, and it seemed to him that the sea gods sought vengeance at having been cheated of Mafatu. So, though he was the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a race of Polynesians who worshipped courage, and he was named Stout Heart, he feared and avoided tha sea, till everyone branded him a coward. When he could no longer bear their taunts and jibes, he determined to conquer that fear or be conquered-- so he went off in his canoe, alone except for his little dog and pet albatross. A storm gave him his first challenge. Then days on a desert island found him resourceful beyond his own expectation. This is the story of how his courage grew and how he finally returned home. This is a legend. It happened many years ago, but even today the people of Hikueru sing this story and tell it over their evening fires.

Synopsis:

A legendary adventure story of how Mafatu, the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a Polynesian race who worship courage, conquers his fear of the sea and proves he isn't a coward. "Mafatu's story has a strength and simplicity that appeal to a wide range in age, and it is beautifully told".--New York Times Book Review. Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Book.

About the Author

Armstrong Sperry (1897–1976) is the author of many books for young readers, including Call It Courage, All Sail Set, Lost Lagoon, and Hull-Down for Action.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780027860306
Author:
Sperry, Armstrong
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Courage
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Polynesia
Subject:
Legends, polynesian
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Survival -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Folklore -- Polynesia.
Subject:
Courage -- Folklore.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
maftu; mafu; travel; adventure; middle grade; teen; sea travel; sea adventure; conquer fear; Hikuru; hikeru; dead mother; buildingsrom; coming of age book; newberry medal; newberry winner; armstrong spery;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
[34]
Publication Date:
May 1968
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.75 in 14.455 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , A legendary adventure story of how Mafatu, the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a Polynesian race who worship courage, conquers his fear of the sea and proves he isn't a coward. "Mafatu's story has a strength and simplicity that appeal to a wide range in age, and it is beautifully told".--New York Times Book Review. Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Book.

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