Some Kind of Courage
Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
234 pages ;
Make Way For BooksThis story is a rare jewel in the world of young adult literature. Readers are treated to an extraordinary male protagonist who is honorable and inspires hope in all that is good. From unlikely partnerships to gut-wrenching choices, the plot grows to fit this amazing young man and his quest to reclaim his horse. Readers are not only entertained but fully engaged, emotionally and intellectually, and quite possibly forever changed by meeting Joseph and his remarkable journey. Destined to become a classic, this book is a must read.
Publisher SummaryIn 1890 Washington the only family Joseph Johnson has left is his half-wild Indian pony, Sarah, so when she is sold by a man who has no right to do so, he sets out to get her back--and he plans to let nothing stop him in his quest.
Joseph Johnson has lost just about everyone he's ever loved. He lost his pa in an accident. He lost his ma and his little sister to sickness. And now, he's lost his pony-fast, fierce, beautiful Sarah, taken away by a man who had no right to take her.
Joseph can sure enough get her back, though. The odds are stacked against him, but he isn't about to give up. He will face down deadly animals, dangerous men, and the fury of nature itself on his quest to be reunited with the only family he has left.
Because Joseph Johnson may have lost just about everything. But he hasn't lost hope. And he hasn't lost the fire in his belly that says he's getting his Sarah back-no matter what.
The critically acclaimed author of The Honest Truth returns with a poignant, hopeful, and action-packed story about hearts that won't be tamed... and spirits that refuse to be broken.