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Call It Courage (Illustrated) (Hardcover)

Book Description
Mafatu's name means "Stout Heart," but his people call him a coward. Ever since the sea took his mother's life and spared his own, he has lived with deep fear. And even though his father is the Great Chief of Hikueru--an island whose seafaring people worship courage--he is terrified, and consequently, he is severely scorned. By the time he is twelve years old, Mafatu can bear it no longer. He mus... More
Book Information
PublisherAladdin Paperbacks
BindingHardcover (75 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of PagesN/A
Publication Date/1990
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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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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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