The Hero's Trail: A Guide for a Heroic Life

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Penguin, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 134 pages
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What is a hero? Using the metaphor of a hiking trail, bestselling author T. A. Barron discusses the great variety of heroes and brings them to life through their own stories: Some are well known, like Wilma Rudolph, Anne Frank, and Stephen Hawking. Yet most are ?ordinary kids? who have made amazing choices: saved their siblings from a fire, struggled to stop prejudice at their school, helped raise money to build a well in an African village. This book will be invaluable to kids, parents, and educators who need role models for young people to look up to?and a new way to look at what a hero is.

 

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THE HERO'S TRAIL: A Guide for a Heroic Life

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Environmentalist, author of several epic-length fantasies, and founder of an award for heroic young people, Barron invites readers to hike with an international company of heroes drawn from history ... Read full review

Contents

HERoes of PERSEVERANCE
32
HEROEs of GENERosity
59
HEROEs of compassion
83
HEROEs of HoPE
112
Manyways To Be A Hero
136
Barron Prize Winners in This Book
149
Part 2
166
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About the author (2007)

T.A. Barron is the award-winning author of fantasy novels such as The Lost Years of Merlin epic--soon to be a major motion picture. He serves on a variety of environmental and educational boards including The Nature Conservancy and The Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, and is the founder of a national award for heroic children. Following a life-changing decision to leave a successful business career to write full-time in 1990, Barron has written seventeen books, but is happiest when on the mountain trails with his wife, Currie, and their five children.

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