The author is a staff member of The Christian Science Monitor, and has had first hand dealings with many of the developers of the Common Market. In this book he presents a clear, comprehensive introduction to the European Economic Community, a subject that has received very little coverage for a juvenile audience. The approach is mainly historical, and the rundown on one initialled group after another is alleviated by insights and anecdotes about the important personalities involved. Throughout the text are clarifications of the economic purposes, goals, and achievements of the community. The book is factual with as much emphasis as possible on the positive aspects of the community. It is unfortunate, that the political problems and implications of the EEC have been skirted. On the whole, however, this book fills a definite need in explaining the structure behind the news stories.