The Courage Test

Written by James Preller

Will has no choice. His father, a professor of American history, drags him along on a wilderness adventure in the footsteps of the legendary explorers Lewis and Clark―whether he likes it or not. Along the journey, Will meets fascinating strangers and experiences new thrills, including whitewater rapids and a heart-pounding encounter with a bear. This, along with getting to know his dad - a guy Will has never spent much time with - tests Will in ways he hasn't faced before. But the biggest test of his courage isn't on the road; it's facing an illness that will be life-changing.

Age Range 8 - 10 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Square Fish
Grade Level 3rd - 5th
Lexile 630