A story of Hawaii in the days before its discovery by Captain Cook, this parallels Mr. Lipkind's Boy With A Harpoon (1952) a...

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BOY OF TEE ISLANDS

A story of Hawaii in the days before its discovery by Captain Cook, this parallels Mr. Lipkind's Boy With A Harpoon (1952) a story of Alaskan Eskimos. Young Lua, whose father had married the daughter of a chief from a neighboring island, finds himself in the midst of a political controversy. His uncle, the new chief, is exacting more taxes than the people of Lua's island deem right and so a ""peace"" party of canoes is sent out with Lua as a kind of ambassador. With his friendliness he turns the visit into a truly peaceful one, solid background for his own future as chief of his own island.

Pub Date: Feb. 1, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1955