Some Kind of Courage (Paperback)
Following 12-year old recently orphaned Joseph on his quest to get his only family back -his beloved horse Sarah- author Gemeinhart brings together race relations in the late 1800's, western lore and a clear-eyed pragmatism that, coupled with his signature action/adventure plot twists and a kindheartedness thread permeating the story, this wonderful, evocative and first rate middle grade title builds on his exceptional debut (The Honest Truth). This is an author that has clearly established himself as a must read for warm hearted, realistic adventures.
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Praise for The Honest Truth:A New York Times Editors' Choice selectionAn Amazon.com Best Book of the MonthAn Indie Next List selection*"An emotionally hard-hitting survival story... A gripping page-turner." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review"An impressive combination of suspenseful adventure thriller and cancer narrative... Touching but unsentimental, this is a deeply moving adventure." -- Booklist"Gemeinhart presents a rousingly riveting two-hanky read." -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Some Kind of Courage:*"This is true adventure with strong underpinnings of moral courage and love... Poignant and real." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Exhilarating and enthralling, Courage promises even the most reluctant readers a breakneck adventure that will keep them turning the pages with utter devotion." -- Booklist, starred review"This is a terrific book, morally thoughtful and wonderfully well told, that 9- to 14-year-olds are likely to cover at a gallop." -- The Wall Street Journal