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Courage of Sarah Noble

by Alice Dalgliesh  |  Grades: 3-5   |  Lexile Level: 610

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh Teacher Guide, Lesson Plans, Novel Unit, ActivitiesAbout The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh

An eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness, and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.

In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new for their family. "Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble," her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside. The dark woods were full of animals and Indians, too, and Sarah was only eight!

The true story of Sarah's journey is inspiring. And as she cares for her father and befriends her Indian neighbors, she learns that to be afraid and to be brave is the greatest courage of all.

A Newbery Honor Book


"This one is to be long remembered for its beautifully written beauty and simplicity." --The New York Times Book Review

Biographical Notes About Alice Dalgliesh

Alice Dalgliesh (October 7, 1893 – June 11, 1979) was a naturalized American author and publisher who wrote more than 40 fiction and non-fiction books, mainly for children. She has been called "a pioneer in the field of children's historical fiction". Three of her books were runners-up for the annual Newbery Medal, the partly autobiographical The Silver PencilThe Bears on Hemlock Mountain, and The Courage of Sarah Noble, which was also named to the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list.

As the founding editor (in 1934) of Scribner's and Sons Children's Book Division, Dalgliesh published works by award-winning authors and illustrators.

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