The Courage Test
The Courage Test

The Courage Test

Written and illustrated by James Preller
9 - 12
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Oct 31, 2017
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Will has no choice. His father drags him along on a wilderness adventure in the footsteps of legendary explorers Lewis and Clark–whether he likes it or not. All the while, Will senses that something about this trip isn’t quite right. Along the journey, Will meets fascinating strangers and experiences new thrills, including mountain cliffs, whitewater rapids, and a heart-hammering bear encounter. It is a journey into the soul of America’s past, and the meaning of family in the future. In the end, Will must face his own, life-changing test of courage. A father-and-son journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail–from Fort Mandan to the shining sea–offers readers a genre-bending blend of American history, thrilling action, and personal discovery. This title has Common Core connections.

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historycouragejourneys and voyagesself-discovery19th century1800-184921st centuryculture



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    Publication Date
    October 31, 2017
    Square Fish
    Page Count
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    Middle Grade
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    9 - 12 years
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