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Publisher's Summary

Mafatu's name means "Stout Heart," but his people call him a coward. Ever since the sea took his mother's life and spared his own, he has lived with deep fear. And even though his father is the Great Chief of Hikueru, an island whose seafaring people worship courage, he is terrified, and consequently, he is severely scorned. By the time he is twelve years old, Mafatu can bear it no longer. He must conquer his fear alone...even if it means certain death.
This classic tale of a young boy's hidden strength has been a favorite of readers of all ages since its 1940 publication. Now this exclusive audio preserves its original poignancy and splendor, and brings Mafatu to life for future generations of listeners.
©1940 Macmillan Publishing Company, a Division of Macmillan, Inc.; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an Imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Critic Reviews



Newbery Medal Winner, 1941
"Phillips gives this Newbery Medal classic adventure tale an outstanding performance...A classic example of the power of audio to enhance a beautifully told story." (AudioFile)
"The story is wild enough to be remembered, and it cannot be remembered without doing good." (New York Herald Tribune)
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By Just me on 03-20-08

Kept my kids on the edge of their seat

This book was a fun family read. Lots of excitement combined with a very good lesson.

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By Anonymous User on 09-02-17

great story

Great story, easy to follow and understand. Narrator and music adds great detail to the story. 100% recommend it

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