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Call It Courage

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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:

Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, has a terrible fear of the sea. In this classic tale — winner of the 1940 Newbery Medal and a strong favorite ever since — he proves his courage to himself and his people. Simply and beautifully told, with striking original artwork by the author. 50th Anniversary Edition.

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:
9780689713910
Author:
Sperry, Armstrong
Author:
Sperry, Armstrong
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
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:
Folklore
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Survival -- Folklore.
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
April 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 3.5 oz
Age Level:
8-12

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Product details 128 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689713910 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, has a terrible fear of the sea. In this classic tale — winner of the 1940 Newbery Medal and a strong favorite ever since — he proves his courage to himself and his people. Simply and beautifully told, with striking original artwork by the author. 50th Anniversary Edition.
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