some-kind-of-courageI loved the Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart, so the moment I saw Some Kind of Courage on the shelf I grabbed it. It was totally different, but so good. The story still takes place in Washington State, but in the 1890’s.  Joseph Johnson has lost his mother and sister to disease and his father in an accident.  All that is left to him is his pony, Sarah.  When Sarah is sold without his permission, Joseph begins a quest to get her back.  He will have to stand up to grizzlies, outlaws and a raging river with courage and decency to see his sweet Sarah again.  I recommend this rip roaring adventure to readers in grades five on up and to grown-up Louis L’Amour fans too.

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