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
"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)
This book was a fun family read. Lots of excitement combined with a very good lesson.
This overcoming, coming-of-age story is a favorite with my children from elementary school to adult.
Mufatu faces his deepest (and legitmate) fears and overcomes them
When he realizes himself that he has faced his fears and a brave
It will make you hold your breath a bit! Sigh with relief, and rejoice
The end requires some meditation, and personal interpretation
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