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Call It Courage

by Armstrong Sperry

Simon Pulse | January 29, 2008 | Mass Market Paperbound

Call It Courage is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
Mafatu has been afraid of the sea for as long as he can remember. Though his father is the Great Chief of Hikueru - an island whose seafaring people worship courage - Mafatu feels like an outsider. All his life he has been teased, taunted, and even blamed for storms on the sea.

Then at age fifteen, no longer willing to put up with the ridicule and jibes, Mafatu decides to take his fate into his own hands. With his dog, Uri, as his companion, Mafatu paddles out to sea, ready to face his fears. What he learns on his lonesome adventure will change him forever and make him a hero in the eyes of his people.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7 × 4.19 × 0.4 in

Published: January 29, 2008

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 141695368X

ISBN - 13: 9781416953685

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Survival Book !!! This book is excellent! I think it is the best book on survival ever!! Armstrong Sperry's metaphors are so amazing!!! He makes it seem like you are there, standing, watching him!!!! The storm was very scary!! (ahhhh) If you haven't read it go read it...........NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2002-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Brave Name for a Brave Boy I think that it is one thing to read a book but even greater to feel the emotions of the characters as they feel these emotions. This is a marvelous book for anyone who has the will to learn or for just a great tear jerking story to the end.
Date published: 2000-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Drums are Pounding!!! I really love books on survival, and I personally think that this is the best book I read so far. It is really dramatic when the whole village kept on making fun of him because he was afraid of water. This book has alot of parts in it that are scary and sad. The part that scared me the most was when sleeping he was awaken by drum beatings... (scary)!I hope evreyone enjoys reading it like I did!! :D
Date published: 2000-07-19

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Call It Courage

Call It Courage

by Armstrong Sperry

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7 × 4.19 × 0.4 in

Published: January 29, 2008

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 141695368X

ISBN - 13: 9781416953685

From the Publisher

Mafatu has been afraid of the sea for as long as he can remember. Though his father is the Great Chief of Hikueru - an island whose seafaring people worship courage - Mafatu feels like an outsider. All his life he has been teased, taunted, and even blamed for storms on the sea.

Then at age fifteen, no longer willing to put up with the ridicule and jibes, Mafatu decides to take his fate into his own hands. With his dog, Uri, as his companion, Mafatu paddles out to sea, ready to face his fears. What he learns on his lonesome adventure will change him forever and make him a hero in the eyes of his people.

Editorial Reviews

New York Herald Tribune "A boy's character at ten years old is more often influenced by emotion than by reasoning. Something in the conduct of a hero leaps like a spark to light his own spirit. A book with a hero can sometimes bring this about. This is such a book.... It is related with unusual skill, carrying along a reader so rapidly he scarecely realizes how well it is being told... The story is wild enough to be remembered, and it cannot be remembered without doing good."

Appropriate for ages: 12