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World War II has just been won, and everything seems possible to young Keely Connor. She sees herself as a hero on a white charger, able to conquer the world, even though in reality her charger is Lola, the placid horse that lives in the field behind her house. One fateful summer day her brother Patrick is stricken with polio. Here is an enemy Keely cannot conquer. With alWorld War II has just been won, and everything seems possible to young Keely Connor. She sees herself as a hero on a white charger, able to conquer the world, even though in reality her charger is Lola, the placid horse that lives in the field behind her house. One fateful summer day her brother Patrick is stricken with polio. Here is an enemy Keely cannot conquer. With all the will in the world, she cannot pass on to Patrick her zest or her energy or her own good health. Keely’s battle to save Patrick has become one of the classics of Canadian children’s literature and, in translations, around the world. This beautifully redesigned edition will capture the hearts of a whole new generation of readers....

Title : Hero of Lesser Causes
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ISBN : 9780773758506
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 178 Pages
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Hero of Lesser Causes Reviews

  • Anidos
    2019-06-30 15:52

    I'm a sucker for anything witty and this book is none of an exception. Full of sentences to quote, indeed. Not those pretty words but those honest, effortless reflexes came out from a middle-schooler. I adore how the author developed her characters and the way the characters brought the story--so damn believable. I could say that I fell for her writing instead of her story. It's like, "I keep reading no matter what you write because I love the way you write and that's all that counts." Inspite of it, I gotta admit that what made it four-starred was how it ended. Yeah you might got bored (because me too, it took me A WEEK to finish!) in the middle because it's kinda slow-paced. But that's life, isn't it? Life is not everyday-is-miracle sorta thing. Life is a process. And happiness is not an ending--it's a journey. It's okay to feel upset, it's okay to act weird, it's okay to be afraid, it's okay to care about lesser causes.My fav part was the eyebrow incident. Totally hilarious, couldn't stop laughing!Ps: the font OMG it hurt my eyes so bad. And the translator--s/he did quite a good job yet the editor should did more, imho. "Trus" instead of "terus" and inconsistency of "nggak" and "tidak" slightly bothered me (pardon my so-called professional eyes).PPs: Thanks to Trini (author of Almost 10 Years Ago) for recommending me her most favorite teenlit of all time! I definitely could see a bit of it in her pieces of writing--which is good. What you write is what you read, therefore I believe great authors should read great firstly.

  • Dana
    2019-07-05 13:39

    This book is set in the late 1940s. Keely Connor dreams of riding the horse who lives in the field behind her house. Patrick, her brother, is stricken with polio, is paralyzed and loses the will to live.Keely tries her best to transfer her energy, health and zeal for life to her brother. A great young adult book about the hero in all of us.

  • Ameen
    2019-07-22 19:59

    وقتی هشت سالم بود این کتابو داداشم بهم هدیه داد و صفحه‌ی اولش یه حکایت از گلستان در مورد این‌که هنرمند اگر از دولت بیفتد غم ندارد که هنر در نفس خود دولت است، هرجا که رود قدر ببیند و در صدر نشیند.

  • Jen
    2019-07-02 11:52

    Avery, thanks for this recommendation! I don't usually pick Historical Fiction, but this is A GREAT STORY!

  • Mina Dahmardeh
    2019-06-29 18:52

    دوباره دارم میخونمش!دوباره دارم لذت میبرم همدم خوبیه برام سر کلاس باکتری و اندیشه. خط به خطش منو یاد اون روزا میندازه .اینم میبرم واسشون!میخوام بشن قهرمان آرمان هاشون

  • Mei
    2019-07-09 19:03

    Buku ini menceritakan kedekatan dua saudara yang menyukai tantangan yang terkadang sangat sulit. Namun karena kesamaan tersebut keduanya sangat dekat walaupun terkadang mereka berbeda pendapat.Masalah muncul ketika Patrick, sang kakak, mengalami sakit polio, menjadikan dia sosok anak laki-laki yang lumpuh. Patrick menghabiskan waktunya di kamarnya dan menjadi pendiam serta selalu berpemikiran dia itu tidak berguna dan ingin mati saja.Namun, Patrick beruntung dikelilingi orang-orang yang menyayanginya,baik orang tua, teman-teman yang tetap mau mendukungnya walau dia tidak memberikan respon yang hangat terhadap mereka, terutama adik kesayangannya.Adiknya selalu mencari cara untuk memulihkan semangat sang kakak walaupun sang kakak selalu membentak ataupun mengatakan sumpah serapah kepada sang adik. Namun itu tidak menyurutkan keinginan sang adik untuk membantu kesembuhan sang kakak.Apakah sang kakak berhasil bangkit dari keterpurukannya karena kelemahan fisiknya ??Silakan dibaca saja yagh,hihihi

  • Tantri 0314
    2019-07-21 14:39

    Keely, bagi saya buku ini menginspirasi. Memberikan teladan dan pelajaran bahwa kita harus selalu berusaha dan bertahan. Keely adalah buku tentang hubungan kakak adik (Patrick dan Keely), keluarga, persahabatan, dan dukungan dari seorang perawat.Patrick terkena polio dan Keely selalu ingin menjadikan Patrick seperti dirinya yang dulu sebelum penyakit itu menyerangnya. Kehadiran Alex dan Peggy (perawat Patrick) membuat Keely mencapai keinginannya.Buku ini juga menggambarkan bahwa dukungan keluarga dan orang-orang terdekat dari si sakit sangat dahsyat manfaatnya. Sungguh menyakitkan ketika Patrick dirawat oleh Mrs. Whinney. Perasaan Patrick sangat berbeda kala dia bersama oleh Peggy.Sungguh buku yang mengagumkan. Walaupun entah mengapa saya membutuhkan waktu yang lama untuk menghabiskannya. Satu kata untuk buku ini, keren!

  • Ifa Inziati
    2019-06-25 14:48

    Suka sekali dan sangat menikmati penggambaran keadaan di novel ini. Nyata banget. Kayak nonton film.Di saat saya dikelilingi teman yang mempunyai teenlit percintaan, saya beli ini. Dan saya tidak menyesal. Hubungan kakak-adik itu lebih kuat dari sekadar sama gebetan. Terutama kepada saya, yang punya adik cowok berasa kembaran.Deskripsinya menyentuh, alurnya rapi, SETTINGNYA JUARA. Nggak nyangka banget saya juga, bisa nikmati latar jadul kayak gitu. Ini novel dengan waktu lampau yang saya suka setelah To Kill A Mockingbird.Endingnya pun kereeeeen banget. Nggak tahu. Saya terpana sama endingnya. Saya belajar banyak dari buku ini, dan itu menjadi indikator mengapa saya suka suatu buku: karena saya bisa belajar hal baru dari situ.Salut juga buat penerjemahnya :)

  • Stephanie A.
    2019-07-03 17:05

    I keep forgetting this book is only set in the 40's, not written then, because that's how completely the author submerges you. Noteworthy children's story, especially considering it features polio, which is not the easiest thing to work into a kid's book. Bonus: horses. It was mostly the horse on the cover that drew me in, to be honest, although I cannot seem to find a picture of the exact edition I read, which I believe was pure illustration rather than including any photographs.

  • Jeff
    2019-06-29 17:52

    wow really good reminded me of a more modern reality based version of the secret garden..i wish there the ending was a bit more revealing of Patrick's fate but i guess thats teh realism of it all - he didnt become completely healed like collin in secret garden..anywho good book!

  • Shannon
    2019-07-10 16:04

    This is a good book that I remember reading several times. I'm kind of pissed at the cover though, the version I have has a really horrible horrible cover that makes the book look little-kiddy and cheesy. But it's not.

  • Monica Lukudu
    2019-07-09 16:48

    HERO OF LESSER CAUSES was a great book. Keely and her Brother Patrick are as close as Siamese cats. I learned more about polio and things about it. I loved how all characters were all different and had different personalities. I truly recommend reading this novel.

  • Maryam
    2019-06-29 14:42

    A'm so ashamed that I've lost this lovely book.

  • Meghan
    2019-07-04 13:43

    Keely tries too hard to grow up but she is just as immature at the end as she was in the beginning.

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2019-07-23 11:46

    308th - 2011

  • Emilia W
    2019-07-09 13:37

    Fantastic! Keely is crazy and delightful. I couldn't stop reading.

  • Karina
    2019-07-16 14:48

    pretty good-about a girl whos brother gets polio and is paralyzed and loses his will to live-and how she helps him

  • Jane
    2019-07-02 18:39

    Loved it. thank you Dorothy for your confusion. I had to interlibrary loan it because MCL only has one of her books. Love the way she puts a little magic in her realism.

  • Dejam
    2019-06-28 13:36

    This book shows true heroes, The one that are inside of you. I love this book alot.

  • Rahmadiyanti
    2019-07-21 18:49

    I think this is one of different teenlit. Story about bonding between brother and sister. The setting is 1946 (too old for teenlit, heh? :D)

  • Bobbi
    2019-07-08 13:52

    Delightful story: family coming to grips with the devistations of a disease the modern world is not familiar with anymore, and what it means to be a hero.

  • M Razavy
    2019-07-12 13:39

    تو نوجوانی خوندمش. اگه بخوام به چیزی که ازش یادم مونده ستاره بدم، 5 ستاره ای ه. ولی مشتاقم دوباره بخونمش. البته اگه بتونم پیداش کنم :)

  • Cws
    2019-07-01 13:59