BREWSTER'S COURAGE by Deborah Kovacs


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Age Range: 8 - 11
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 Propelled by his obsession with Cajun zydeco music, Brewster the ferret rides his bike from South Dakota to the Moustafaya Swamp in the Louisiana bayous. Unfortunately, the swamp creatures (except for Swamp Sallie, a big-hearted alligator) prove so clannish that Brewster is shunned as an outsider until he undertakes a dangerous mission: riding his bicycle along a road menaced by a pack of slavering bloodhounds, he takes a broken accordion to the repair shop and thereby saves the day for his beloved band, who would otherwise have had to cancel the biggest dance of the year. With lots of local color and amusing drawings, this is a story with appeal for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider in a new place. Kovacs does her best to capture the verve of zydeco--she even quotes some lyrics--but the book almost demands a recording as accompaniment. (Fiction. 8-11)

Pub Date: June 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-671-74016-4
Page count: 104pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1992