- 出版社: Turtleback Books; Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. (2008年1月1日)
- 图书馆装订: 116页
- 读者对象: 9 - 12 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1417811781
- 条形码: 9781417811786
- 商品尺寸: 10.8 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
- 商品重量: 113 g
- ASIN: 1417811781
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Call It Courage (英语) 图书馆装订 – 2008年1月1日
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Relates how Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people.
Mafatu, 15, is terrified of the sea and has always been that way for as long as he can remember. He lost his mother at the tender age of 3 and is still awoken at night sometimes with the sound of the sea causing him to break out in a cold sweat. With family and other acquaintances, including kids his age, looking down on him he has only two true friends: Uri, a dog and Kivi, an albatross.
After hearing others call him a coward Mafatu decides that drastic action is needed! What does he do? Suspense keeps the reader engrossed as we are drawn in to his adventure. Go with him, feel for him as he faces his fears and ultimately overcomes them.
EXCELLENT writing. SO descriptive! Should say though that this is NOT a book for young children. There are scary parts and of course the story does include the black eaters of men! Wonderful though for kids that bit older, along with teenagers and even adults! Not too long of a read and definitely well worth it. I purchased a copy of this book for my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
It is a wonderful story about facing one's fears. It is a pre-adolescent coming-of-age story set on an atoll in the South Pacific. Mafatu, the Boy Who Was Afraid, decides to face his greatest fear, even if it costs him his life.
Although the story is from the perspective of a boy, I expect both boys and girls would get a lot out of the story. Not only that, I suspect most adults from most cultures might enjoy it as well.