An adventurous and amusing portrayal of an American engineer's family in Africa centers around young (14) Peter Hartley who...

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BOOS CHOMBALE

An adventurous and amusing portrayal of an American engineer's family in Africa centers around young (14) Peter Hartley who goes with his father on a survey of the upper Kafue River region in Northern Rhodesia. Throughout the story runs the theme of Peter's attempts to prove himself quite capable of everything, especially of living up to the name the native helpers give him when he first wins their approval. And with a river full of crocodiles, a campsite surrounded by wild animals and more native tribes, and the arrival of Mrs. Hartley and nine year old Alice (who has her own ideas about Africa) there are plenty of adventures. In describing them all, the author shows not only a thorough knowledge of the district but a way with scenes and characters that makes them come off the page as real people and real land.

Pub Date: April 15, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Crowell

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1957