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Call It Courage

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 1,154 Ratings and 274 Reviews

Book Description
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Relates how Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people.
Book Information
PublisherTurtleback Books
BindingLibrary Binding (75 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages116
Publication Date01/29/2008
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About Armstrong Sperry (Author) : Armstrong Sperry is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Armstrong Sperry include Call It Courage and Other St, Call It Cou... more
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Reader Comments
7/19/2011 J.Aday Kennedy said:
Mufatu is a young boy in a Polynesian tribe. He lost his mother to the sea and has feared it since. The boys in the tribe tease and bully him for his lack of courage. Determined to overcome his fear he takes off in a canoe. The book is a short and easy read for younger children with vivid descri... more

tags: shark, school, survival, south pacific, reading level 5.8, pacific islander, pacific islands, journey, juvenile, middle school, courage, children's literature, award winner, armstrong sperry, animals, children's fiction, boys, bravery

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12/1/2008 Carl Schwanke said: One of the best survival stories of all time!
tags: I read, adventure

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