Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review of Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

Book can be found in:
Genre = Novel
Intriguing Connections = 1) Tales of Growing Up, 2) Stories Worthy of Children

Elaborate Description

Short story about a boy, Mafatu, who overcomes a fear of the sea. The fear caused by a tragedy. Being ostracized by the community of those who honor courage, Mafatu leaves the island. Overcoming the sea, arrives at an island in which he utilizes the skills he used which helped ostracize him. The book does have some subtle lessons. Written well throughout most of the book, but sometimes difficult to understand the details presented.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  0590406116
Pages to read:   92
Publication:     1990
1st Edition:      1940
Format:            Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    4
Content          2
Overall           3