Blair Niles used the Amistad Case as the springboard for her novel, East By Day. Now Erick Berry presents another facet of the story as part of her novel for girls, Whistle Round the Bend. But the springboard is supplied, not by the famous case of the Negro slaves who rebelled against their Cuban masters and took possession of the slave ship, eventually landing their problems in the courts of New Haven, but in the problems involved in getting the right of way for a new railroad from New Haven to New York. Third story in her trilogy showing the segments of the history of transportation, as covered wagons gave way to canal boats, and canal boats to railroads. A good picture of the times, with a girl as central character, and a grandmother who betrays her own traditions by keeping up with the procession.