Saturday, March 05, 2016

Book Review: Some Kind of Courage

SOME KIND OF COURAGE by Dan Gemeinhart is a endearing historical fiction adventure for middle grade readers.
Set in the state of Washington, the gripping story immerses readers in frontier life. After his guardian sells his beloved pony, Joseph sets off on a quest to find and buy back the last tie to his family. Along the way, he’s joined by an Chinese boy, lives through a bear attack, nearly drowns in river rapids, shoots an outlaw, and finds a new home. Throughout his journey, Joseph shows courage and stays true to himself.
Gemeinhart’s conversational writing style and fast-paced approach will be popular with a wide range of readers.
This authentic work of historical fiction will be a hit with children who enjoy Old West adventure, animal stories, and the great outdoors. Fans of Gary Paulsen and Will Hobbs will be clamoring for this book.
Librarians will find this middle grade novel to be popular among youth seeking both frontier adventure and a compelling story.
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Published by Scholastic on January 26, 2016. ARC courtesy of Scholastic.