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A Kind of Courage
Contributor(s): Heffernan, Colleen (Author)

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ISBN: 1551433583     ISBN-13: 9781551433585
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
OUR PRICE: $10.20  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: September 2005
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Annotation: Everything Changes when Hattie Tambyln's much-adored older brother, will, enlists in the Canadian army in 1916 and is sent to fight in France. Hattie lives for Will' letters from the front, but her mother retreats into depression, her younger brother, Johnny, becomes violent and her father despairs of runing the family farm without Will's help. Tension mounts when Hattie's father hires a young conscientious objector to work on the farm. Although his wealthy Toronto family is mystified and disgusted by his decision not to fight, David Ross's friendship with an elderly German musician has led him to question the narrow notion of patriotism that has overtaken the country. His appearance at the Tamblyn farm enrages Hattie and Johnny, who, like most of their neighbors, believe all "conchies" are cowards. As more and more of her childhood friends are maimed and killed overseas, Hattie fears for Will's safety. But when her own safety is threatened, it is David who protects her, putting himself squarely in harm's way. In a world gripped by prejudice, fear and hatred, David and Hattie discover that there are many kinds of courage and that real power lies in forgiveness and redemption.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Historical - Military & Wars
- Young Adult Fiction | Lifestyles - Farm & Ranch Life
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Values & Virtues
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Physical Information: 0.47" H x 8.1" W x 6.48" (0.45 lbs) 150 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 102322
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 6.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Heffernan, Colleen: - A Kind of Courage is Colleen Heffernan's first novel for young adult readers. She has previously published two early chapter books and several pieces of short fiction for young readers. Colleen lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
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