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

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

* “A rewarding, informative read, the book introduces and pays homage to heroes throughout time, literature, and life.” starred review



"The stories are well worth sharing."
-School Library Journal

"The simplicity of the message and wide range of examples combine to make compelling motivational reading."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Here is so much grace to regard closely, to hold tight in mind, heart, and soul."
-from the preface by Robert Coles, M. D.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142407608
ISBN-10: 0142407607
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: February 15th, 2007
Pages: 134
Language: English