This warm and extremely tender story is a sort of Life with Father in the South Seas, father being Robert Dean Frisbie, the American writer who settled in the islands of the South Pacific in the early Twenties, married a native girl, and raised a happy, tumultuous family. This biographical account is written by his daughter, Johnny, who has followed in her father's footsteps by becoming a writer in her own right. The book naturally has most of the elements we have come to expect from the South Seas since South Pacific. But it has much more, namely this delightfully unusual family founded by the extraordinary Frisbie, who went off irrevocably to live in these islands, yet maintained for twenty years a voluminous correspondence with his Stateside mother. Even in this paradise, Frisbie's life as a writer was one long struggle. This biography, written with love and simplicity, is a fond tribute to the man who inspired it. For large general collections. Linecuts.