Following the pattern of events-cum travelogue of the others in the series (see 1954 p. 536 for recent titles) the Hoggs tell of an American exchange professor and his family and their year in Norway. For the stay in Oslo, the professor and his wife live in a small apartment while the children, 14-year old Mark and 13-year old Martha- who tell the story- are boarded out with the congenial Johansens who also have two children. A variety of doings initiate Mark and Martha to Norwegian ways and history. As soon as they have learned some of the language there is school with the Johansen children. Side trips to the mountains for skiing, beyond Trondheim to the north country and to a sea side cottage fill geographical gaps. After a thoroughly pleasant year, partings are sad.