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SUMMER SURVIVAL READING!  Are you looking for some adventurous summer reading?Call It Courage, The Island of the Blue Dolphins, and The Sign of the Beaver are Newberry Award-winning books (and three of Mr. Smith's all-time favorite stories) that are sure to keep you reading during the break!  Print out and answer the attached comprehension packets to earn a reward from Mr. Smith when you return to school!  CALL IT COURAGE!BY ARMSTRONG SPERRY 
Call It Courage
 Mufatu's name means "Stout Heart," but his people call him a coward. Ever since the sea took his mother's life and spared his own, he has lived with deep fear. And even though his father is Great Chief of Hikeru--an island whose seafaring people worship courage--Mufatu is terrified and scorned by his tribe. By the time he is fifteen years old, Mufatu can bear it no longer. He must conquer his fear alone...even if it means certain death.  Print the questions!   ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS!BY SCOTT O'DELL 
Island of the Blue Dolphins
 Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as San Nicolas Island. Blue dolphins splash in the water surrounding it, sea otters play in the kelp beds, and sea birds roost in its crags. Once, Indians also lived on this island--until one day they were forced to abandon their home and sail to the east. But a young girl was left behind. Her name was Karana. Year after year, she waits for her people to return, but they never do. Finally, she realizes that she must make a fateful choice: follow after her people or remain on the island alone until the end of her days. Print the questions!    THE SIGN OF THE BEAVERBY GEORGE ELIZABETH SPEARE 
Sign of the Beaver
 Now that twelve-year-old Matt and his father have finished building a comfortable cabin for the family in the Maine wilderness, Matt's father must leave to bring the rest of the family to the new settlement. Until the day his father returns, Matt must try to survive on his own. Matt is brave, but he is not prepared far an attack by swarming bees, and he is astonished when he is rescued by an Indian chief and his grandson, Attean.  As the boys come to know each other, Attean learns to speak English, while Matt becomes a skilled hunter. Many months pass with no sign of Matt's family. Then Attean asks Matt to join the Beaver clan and move north. Should Matt abandon his hopes of ever seeing his family again and go on to a new life? Print the questions!