The daughter of R. D. Frisbie, writer (author of Island of Desire) and a mother tells her version of her brief life (she is...

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MISS ULYSSES FROM PUKA -- PUKA

The daughter of R. D. Frisbie, writer (author of Island of Desire) and a mother tells her version of her brief life (she is 15 now) and their travels from isle to isle and through the atolls of the South Seas. Puke-Puka is some 1700 miles from Sydney, an island of adventure to a child as she gives her view of native life, it with American and English ways. An interesting- and unpleasant- sidelight the corruptive influence of the American military occupation of the war, with the evanescent propserity and its heritage of unrest. Voyages and journeys led to experiences of delight and danger too; the family survived a tropical storm, lived as beachcombers on a desert island, visited a leper colony, saw many more and less familiar South Sea spots. Faintly entertaining- at times mature, at times juvenile. Limited market.

Pub Date: March 23, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1948