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Call It Courage
Call It Courage
Author: Armstrong Sperry
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 an...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416953685
ISBN-10: 141695368X
Publication Date: 1/29/2008
Pages: 128
Edition: Reissue
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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this book good for kids in the first or second grade
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Newbery Medal Winner, part of the Just For Boys series.

From the back: This is a legend sung by the people of Hikueru - this is the story of how a boy's courage grew and of how he finally returned home exhausted in body, but strong and fearless in spirit - truly Mafatu, the Stout Heart.
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I read this book and loved it when I was a kid! A great story about a boy who overcomes his greatest fear to prove his courage.
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