Call It Courage
Call It Courage
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Call It Courage

Written by Armstrong Sperry
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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A boy tries to overcome his fear of the sea in this treasured classic and winner of the Newbery Medal. 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780027860306
    Publication Date
    May 1, 1968
    Page Count
    128
    Words Per Page
    151
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 14 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    40004229
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    34764214
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0027860302
    Lexile® Level
    830L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~T
    ATOS® Book Level
    6.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    3
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    15
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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