ADVENTURE ON THE TENNESSEE by Dorothy Leavitt

ADVENTURE ON THE TENNESSEE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fictionalized account which might better have been presented as fact in the record of a trip from Washington, D.C. to Tennessee and the TVA. Congressman Cabitor's children, ranging from ten to fifteen, accompanying their parents on an inspection trip which makes the rounds of the dams and power plants, passes through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and culminates in a visit to a farming family on the boundary line of Tennessee and North Carolina. Painless dispensing of vital facts as the children absorb the wonders, and hear discussion of the pros and cons of TVA, past and present. They make a round of the lovely countryside in a Bookmobile, they see an Indian pageant and witness a community celebration. There is a slender thread of story interest in the conflict aroused by the antagonism of the orphaned nephew of the farm family. It takes the menace of a flood to bread down his resistance to friendship, and here there are some thrilling moments. But the children are stock models of eager front row scholars, and what story interest there is seems thinly dispersed. Competent presentation of the salient facts.

Pub Date: March 20th, 1952
Publisher: Little, Brown-AMP