[an error occurred while processing this directive]Newbery Medal Book

from The Journal of the National Education Association, Vol. 30, November 30, 1941, p. 254


The Latest Newbery Medal book is Call It Courage, written and illustrated by Armstrong Sperry (Macmillan, 1940, $1.75). The medal is awarded each year for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Call it Courage is a story based on a legend of the South Seas. Mafatu, the son of a chief, is afraid of the sea, which tok his mother when he was three. His father and playmates think him a coward. to conquer his fear, he leaves home in his canoe with his dog. On a strange island, he faces loneliness, danger, and death courageously. Sperry was born in Connecticut and has lived int eh South Sea Islands. He illustrated many books before he became an author-artist. his pictures in Call It Courage are beautiful line-drawings done in blue.



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