Call Courage by Armstrong Sperry - AbeBooksApr As a young boy, Mafatu witnesses his mother dying in a storm. Due to this, he is terrified of the sea. This causes his father shame. Mafatu leaves Hikueru to prove he is not a coward.
Call Courage by Armstrong Sperry
The novel won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in Call It Courage is a story set in the Pacific Islands. Mafatu is afraid of the sea due to witnessing his mother die while he was a young child, which makes him a shame to his father, and referred to as a coward among his tribe. So one night Mafatu takes a dugout canoe and sets sail into the ocean without knowing where he will end up. He is caught in a storm and the canoe is lost. He lands on a deserted island and learns to hunt and fish for himself, along with his companions Uri, a yellow dog, and Kivi, an albatross.
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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Books by Language. 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 sea faring people worship courage - he is terrified, and so scorned. By the time he is 15 years old, Mafatu can bear it no longer. He must conquer his fear alone
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