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A Kind of Courage
By (author): Colleen Heffernan
9781551433585 Paperback, Trade, Flaps English Young Adult : Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars Ontario Sep 01, 2005
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Active 5 x 7.5 x 0.5 in | 220 gr 160 pages Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Our Choice 2006, Commended Golden Eagle Children's Choice nominee 2007, Short-listed New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 2006, Commended Tayshas List 2007, Commended R. Ross Annett Award 2006, Winner
Some decisions require a different kind of courage.

Everything changes when Hattie Tamblyn's much-adored older brother, Will, enlists in the Canadian army in 1916 and is sent to fight in France. Hattie lives for Will's letters from the front, but her mother retreats into depression, her younger brother, Johnny, becomes violent and her father despairs of running the family farm without Will's help. Tension mounts when Hattie's father hires a young conscientious objector to work on the farm. Although his wealthy Toronto family is mystified and disgusted by his decision not to fight, David Ross's friendship with an elderly German musician has led him to question the narrow notion of patriotism that has overtaken the country. His appearance at the Tamblyn farm enrages Hattie and Johnny, who, like most of their neighbors, believe all "conchies" are cowards. As more and more of her childhood friends are maimed and killed overseas, Hattie fears for Will's safety. But when her own safety is threatened, it is David who protects her, putting himself squarely in harm's way. In a world gripped by prejudice, fear and hatred, David and Hattie discover that there are many kinds of courage and that real power lies in forgiveness and redemption.

A Kind of Courage is Colleen Heffernan's first novel for young adult readers. She has previously published two early chapter books and several pieces of short fiction for young readers. Colleen lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

2006 New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age list - NY PL

"A hugely timely novel for kids...A superb resource book." - The Muskokan

"Well written, has an interesting plot, believable characters, and it covers a variety of war related issues not always covered in fiction. Recommended." - CM Magazine

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