The Courage of Sarah Noble (Hardcover)

The Courage of Sarah Noble By Alice Dalgliesh, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Dalgliesh, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator)
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In this Newbery Honor book classic, young Sarah learns how to be brave even when the world is strange and new.

In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new home for their family. “Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble,” her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside. The dark woods were full of animals and Indians, too, and Sarah was only eight!

The true story of Sarah’s journey is inspiring. And as she cares for her father and befriends her Indian neighbors, she learns that to be afraid and to be brave is the greatest courage of all.

The New York Times Book Review described this book as one “to be long remembered for its beautifully written simplicity and dignity.”

About the Author

Alice Dagliesh wrote many books for young readers, including The Thanksgiving Story, The Fourth of July Story, the Bears on Hemlock Mountain, and The Little Wooden Farmer, all available from Aladdin.

Praise For…

Chicago Sunday Tribune Based on fact, this unusual story of a remarkable pioneer child carries a heartwarming message of love and faith. Beautifully and simply told for beginning readers, it is charmingly illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.

Christian Science Monitor This is a book unmarred by preachment, piety, or sentimentality -- a book without flaw, it seems to me, which must become an American classic.

The New York Times Book Review ...this story is one to be long remembered for its beautiful simplicity and dignity...

Product Details
ISBN: 9780684188300
ISBN-10: 0684188309
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 30th, 1987
Pages: 64
Language: English