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Call It Courage BSY631

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A boy tries to overcome his fear of the sea in this treasured classic and winner of the Newbery Medal.

Maftu was afraid of the sea. It had taken his mother when he was a baby, and it seemed to him that the sea gods sought vengeance at having been cheated of Mafatu. So, though he was the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a race of Polynesians who worshipped courage, and he was named Stout Heart, he feared and avoided tha sea, till everyone branded him a coward. When he could no longer bear their taunts and jibes, he determined to conquer that fear or be conquered-- so he went off in his canoe, alone except for his little dog and pet albatross. A storm gave him his first challenge. Then days on a desert island found him resourceful beyond his own expectation. This is the story of how his courage grew and how he finally returned home. This is a legend. It happened many years ago, but even today the people of Hikueru sing this story and tell it over their evening fires.

自记事起,玛法图就深深地畏惧大海,尽管自己的父亲是部族首领。整个少年时期,他默默地承受了同龄人无尽的嘲笑和奚落。终于,在十五岁那年,他下定决心去迎击自己所畏惧的大海。骏波虎浪裹挟着玛发图的独木舟,竟然带他来到了食人族所在的烟雾岛。他在岛上的经历可谓险象环生……他是否成功地会到了家乡了呢?他是否变得勇敢了呢?

By Armstrong Sperry, Paperback, Simplified Chinese characters, 145 pages, 9"x5.7"
 
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