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Armstrong Sperry

Author,Illustrator

(1897 - 1975)

Armstrong Sperry

Armstrong Wells Sperry (November 7, 1897 – April 26, 1976) was an American writer and illustrator of children’s literature. His books include historical fiction and biography, often set on sailing ships, and stories of boys from Polynesia, Asia and indigenous American cultures. He is best known for his 1941 Newbery Medal-winning book Call It Courage.



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All Sail Set (1935)

When his father loses his fortune, a boy is taken on by a famous shipbuilder and eventually makes a maiden, record-breaking trip around Cape Horn on the “Flying Cloud.”

Author(s): Armstrong Sperry
Illustrator(s): Armstrong Sperry

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Call It Courage (1940)

A story of a boy who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his tribe. This story is based on a Polynesian legend.

Author(s): Armstrong Sperry
Illustrator(s): Armstrong Sperry

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Lost Lagoon (1939)

Seventeen-year-old Judd Anders was born and raised in Tahiti by his American parents. Unknown to him, Judd becomes involved in a scheme to find a fortune in gold which was on a ship sunk in the South Pacific during World War I.

Author(s): Armstrong Sperry
Illustrator(s): Armstrong Sperry

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Story Parade Treasure Book (1946)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Chesley Kahmann
Laura E. Richards
Et al
Illustrator(s): Armstrong Sperry
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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