About the Book
Maftu was afraid of the sea. It had taken his mother when he was a baby, and it seemed to him that the sea gods sought vengeance at having been cheated of Mafatu. So, though he was the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a race of Polynesians who worshipped courage, and he was named Stout Heart, he feared and avoided tha sea, till everyone branded him a coward. When he could no longer bear their taunts and jibes, he determined to conquer that fear or be conquered-- so he went off in his canoe, alone except for his little dog and pet albatross. A storm gave him his first challenge. Then days on a desert island found him resourceful beyond his own expectation. This is the story of how his courage grew and how he finally returned home. This is a legend. It happened many years ago, but even today the people of Hikueru sing this story and tell it over their evening fires.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780027860306
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publisher Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Depth: 13
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 18 mm
Width: 181 mm
ISBN-10: 0027860302
Publisher Date: 01 May 1968
Binding: Hardback
Height: 237 mm
No of Pages: 128
Series Title: English
Weight: 385.9 gr
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