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Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
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Dec 13, 11


This is the story of a fifteen-year-old boy named Mafatu, an islander, who is afraid of the sea. When he was very young he and his mother were caught out in a hurricane on the sea which took his mother's life and spared his. Ever since he is afraid of the sea and shames his father and is called a coward even by his best friend. So Mafatu goes out to prove himself one night just at the hurricane season is about to begin and goes to sea with his dog, Uri, and followed by an Albatross that he has befriended. Mafatu is stranded on a deserted island and must make another canoe and weapons, fight off sharks, and find food and shelter to survive.

This is a great story of adventure, journey¸ and of being able to prove oneself as brave, courageous, and worthy of respect. Mafatu must come back as a brave warrior who has proven himself. Boys will love this quick read.
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