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by | Read by George Guidall

Children • 2.25hrs. • Unabridged • © 1940

Mafatu, "Stout Heart," is terrified of the sea, which surrounds his Polynesian home. Driven by shame and isolation, he undertakes a voyage to test himself against the sea and his own fears. George Guidall catches the rhythm of the storyteller. For the most part, he reads in a clear, measured manner, but his delivery becomes more intense and rapid as Mafatu fights for his life in a hurricane and pits himself against a deadly octopus. When Mafatu triumphs, Guidall relaxes into broad, celebratory tones and sings Mafatu's paeans in full voice. Armstrong Sperry's Newbery Award-winning story as masterfully presented by George Guidall recounts a hero's personal journey and serves as an inspiring chart to a passage on the high seas of life. L.R.S. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 95]



Book pak • Recorded Books • 1994

CS ISBN 0788700758 $18.00 • Two cassettes

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