Call It Courage
Book Title: Call It Courage
Author: Armstrong Sperry
Number Of Pages: 95
Publishing Date: 1990
In a village located in the Pacific Islands.
Mafutu, Uri, Kivi
When Mafatu was a little boy, he almost drowned in the sea with his mother. He survived the incident, but his mother wasn't as lucky. After that, Mafatu has always been afraid of the sea. His whole village makes fun of him all the time. One night, Mafatu has had enough teasing and sets out on a journey to another island in a canoe with his dog Uri, his albatross Kivi, and some food and water. Will he survive the journey across the sea?
I liked this book because I always like adventurous books. This book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I was worried about everything.
- What if he gets attacked by a group of sharks?
- What is that poor dog dies?
- Where did Kivi go? I don't remember it saying he left to find food.....
Basically, I was very nervous about the animals. I thought it was a stupid idea that he had taken a dog with him.
I didn't like this book because some of it was written in some kind of different language. It was confusing to try to read/pronounce the words that were not in English. I also didn't like the way the book ended.......
I rate this book 4 stars!
I think older kids would enjoy this book better than younger children because the plot was kind of confusing to follow along with, especially with a different language squeezed in to the story. Ages 12 and up would follow along better. ( It still might be a little confusing for early teens however.)
You might not like the way this book ends. Be prepared!
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